One person was killed and five others were hurt in a shooting at a Bronx subway station after a fight broke out on board a train and spilled out onto the platform, according to police.
The gunfire broke out around 4:30 p.m. at the Mt. Eden Avenue station along Jerome Avenue in the Mt. Eden neighborhood, law enforcement said. A fight broke out between two groups of teenagers on the northbound 4 train before arriving at the station, according to police.
At least one person took out a gun and fired while still on the train, police said. When the doors opened, more shots were fired on the platform, which is where each of the victims was struck — with innocent victims caught in the mix.
A 34-year-old man was left dead and five others were injured on the elevated train platform, police said. Witnesses saw a woman with a gunshot wound to her face.
Among the injured were two teenagers — a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, according to police. A man and a woman in their 20s and a 71-year-old man were shot as well. Each of the injured victims was taken to the hospital, where they are expected to recover, according to police.
Cellphone video showed a first responder running while carrying one of the victims, who appeared to be teenage girl clearly injured, away from the station and to an ambulance.
Some of the victims were believed to be part of the groups that were involved in the altercation on the train, while others were bystanders.
No arrests had yet been made and the shooter was still on the run, a police spokesperson said. Police are looking for at least one person who took off running west on Mt. Eden Avenue. A senior police official said investigators are pulling video from cameras at the train station as part of their effort to identify a suspect or suspects.
“When detectives make an arrest — notice I said ‘when,’ because I’m very confident they will — there must be swift, immediate, strong consequences,” said NYPD Chief of Transit Michael Kemper.
Thirteen shell casings were recovered at the scene.
“I was on the train just standing there and I heard six of them, gunshots,” said witness Efrain Feliciano. “Then when I heard it I just ran downstairs. I heard one person screaming or something.”
Service along the 4 line was delayed in both directions as a result. Police advised people to avoid the area of Jerome Avenue between Inwood Avenue and Townsend Avenue.