One person killed, five injured in New York subway shooting

New York police deputy commissioner for operations says ‘no ongoing threat’ after shooting.

Gun violence is common in the US compared with other developed countries [New York Police Department via AP]Published On 13 Feb 202413 Feb 2024

One person has been killed and five others injured in a shooting at a subway station in New York City, authorities in the United States’s biggest city have said.

The shooting occurred at a train platform in the Bronx at about 4:30pm (21:30 GMT) on Monday as office workers and students were beginning their evening commute, according to authorities.

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Kaz Daughtry, New York police deputy commissioner for operations, said that there was “no ongoing threat.”

“The shooting that occurred was an isolated incident,” Daughtry said in a post on X, adding that authorities would provide an update on the “ongoing investigation” later in the evening.

Television news showed a major emergency response at the elevated Mount Eden Avenue subway station, about 14km (9 miles) north of Manhattan’s Times Square, and a subway train stopped at the station.

The attacker is understood to have opened fire after a dispute, CNN and ABC News reported, citing unnamed sources.

Witness Efrain Feliciano, 61, told Daily News there were “bullets flying everywhere”.

I saw sparkles as the bullets hit the wall,”  Feliciano was quoted as saying. “A woman was holding a child screaming.”

Gun violence is common in the US compared with other developed countries, although New York City is safer than other major urban centres and shootings on the city’s subway system are rare.

Source: Al Jazeera and news agencies