Shooting in the New York City subway leaves one person dead and five injured


One person has died and five others are injured in a shooting at a New York City subway station, according to local media reports this afternoon.

The incident occurred at the Mount Eden station in the Bronx County, around 4:30 in the afternoon.

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In a post on the social media platform X, the New York Police urged the public to avoid the area between Inwood Avenue and Townsend Avenue due to "an active police investigation."

According to the local ABC7 network, one of the shooting victims died upon arrival at the hospital. Meanwhile, the New York Post adds that one of the victims was shot in the face.

A spokesperson for the New York Police Department said over the phone that no arrests had been made in connection with the shooting, and the condition of the five injured individuals was unclear.

However, local media, citing anonymous police sources, reported that the five injured were not in life-threatening condition.

The latest data indicates that crime remains relatively infrequent in the New York City subway system.

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On a typical workday, about 3.8 million trips are taken on the subway system, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported 570 serious assaults throughout 2023.

Shootings are particularly rare in New York, as in 2022, an armed man injured 10 people on a train passing through Brooklyn, marking the first mass shooting in the subway system since 1984.

With information from EFE and Reuters.