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Bronx subway shooting – live: six people shot dead on Mount Eden station platform



<p>Police officers gather at the Mount Eden police station in New York on Monday, February 12, 2024</p>
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Police officers gather at the Mount Eden police station in New York on Monday, February 12, 2024

(NBC New York)

At least one person is reported dead after six people were shot on the platform of a Bronx subway station in New York.

The shooting reportedly took place around 4:47 p.m. Monday at the Mount Eden Avenue station, with few other details yet available.

The city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said it was rerouting trains around the station, while the New York Police Department (NYPD) advised people to avoid the area of ​​Jerome Ave, between Inwood Ave and Townsend Ave.

Follow live updates below.

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The shooting allegedly started with a fight on a train

Several media outlets report that the shooting started as an argument or fight aboard a train that then spilled onto the platform.

Both The New York Post and CBS News made the claim, citing law enforcement sources.

“I heard gunshots running, shooting – maybe six times, five, six times. I heard two children screaming. And then when I saw the train coming, that’s when I ran down,” a witness told CBS.

Different media outlets are reporting conflicting information about the victims, so we are currently waiting to say more until we can verify the information.

Io DoddsFebruary 12, 2024 11:35 p.m.

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A man in his thirties was killed

The Associated Press now reports that the person killed in the shooting was a man in his 30s.

According to police, a single suspect opened fire on passers-by on the station platform at 4:38 p.m. This suspect has not yet been identified and, to our knowledge, is still at large.

Io DoddsFebruary 12, 2024 11:18 p.m.

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All five injured are expected to survive, officials say

According to CBS News, all five people injured in the shooting are expected to survive.

New York firefighters said four of those people were seriously injured and one was slightly injured.

Police said the victims were four men and two women. The identity of the person killed is not yet known.

Io DoddsFebruary 12, 2024 11:16 p.m.

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New York congressman calls incident a ‘mass shooting’

New York Congressman Ritchie Torres commented on the attack, calling it a “mass shooting.”

In a statement on X, formerly Twitter, about ten minutes ago, he said the shooting was still ongoing and confirmed that one person had been killed.

Io DoddsFebruary 12, 2024 11:03 p.m.

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Police call on the public to avoid the area

Police asked New Yorkers and visitors to stay away from Jerome Avenue, between Inwood Avenue and Townsend Avenue.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which operates New York’s public transit system, is rerouting trains around the Mount Eden station.

Io DoddsFebruary 12, 2024 10:59 p.m.

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Shooting reportedly fatal on New York subway

Good evening. At least six people were injured and one is believed to have died in a shooting on the New York subway.

According to initial reports, the attack happened at the Mount Eden subway station in the Bronx around 4:47 p.m. Monday.

We don’t yet know if this was a mass shooting perpetrated by a single perpetrator, or something else, but we’ll bring you more information as soon as we have it.

Io DoddsFebruary 12, 2024 10:47 p.m.

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