- Shots were fired on the uptown 4 platform in the Bronx in New York City tonight
- The violence broke out after a fight started on a train car and continued outside
One man was killed and five other people injured after gunfire erupted at a Bronx train station Monday afternoon.
The New York City Police Department launched an investigation after shots were fired on the uptown 4 train platform at the Mount Eden Avenue station around 4:30 pm.
The violence broke out after a fight began on a train and spilled onto the platform, police said.
Authorities believe the dispute started between two groups of teenagers on a northbound subway train.
A NYPD spokesman told DailyMail.com a 35-year-old male was shot and killed. The man was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A 35-year-old man was killed after gunfire erupted on a New York City train station Monday afternoon
Shots were fired on the uptown 4 train platform at the Mount Eden Avenue station in the Bronx around 4:30 pm
The violence broke out after a fight started on a train car and spilled onto the platform, police said
Of the survivors, three were male and two were female, the spokesperson said.
All of the victims were in stable condition as of Monday evening.
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the thigh and in the ear and taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital.
A 28-year-old man was shot in the right arm and taken to St. Barnabas, while a 71-year-old man was taken to Bronx Care Hospital.
Also taken to Presbyterian was a 14-year-old girl who had been shot in the foot.
A 29-year-old woman was shot in both the face and neck and was taken to St. Barnabas.
Officers were seen crowding at the subway entrance while others walked alongside the halted train cars. Police tape was strung along the scene.
Overhead footage showed what appeared to be a blood splatter on the platform.
Of the survivors, three were male and two were female, a NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com
Four surviving victims sustained serious injuries while one was left with minor injuries, the FDNY said
Aerial footage appeared to show a large bloodstain on the platform
The male victims were aged 15, 28 and 71, while the females were aged 14 and 29
It is unclear if there were multiple shooters, but the suspect or suspects fled on foot, according to authorities
The NYPD is urging the public to avoid the area of Jerome Avenue between Inwood Avenue and Townsend Avenue
Officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were spotted at the scene
‘When detectives make an arrest…there must be swift, immediate, strong consequences,’ NYPD Chief of Transit Michael Kemper said at a press conference
Earlier reports said a teenage girl had died after being taken to a local hospital, which the NYPD spokesperson corrected
It is unclear if there were multiple shooters, but the suspect or suspects fled on foot, authorities said.
At a press conference, NYPD Chief of Transit Michael Kemper said that detectives do not believe this was a case of one person ‘firing indiscriminately’ into a crowd.
Rather, the argument escalated until ‘at least one person’ pulled a gun. Some of the victims are thought to have been part of the dispute.
‘This is unacceptable, and when detectives make an arrest – and I’m very confident they will – there must be swift, immediate, strong consequences,’ Kemper said.