A shooting on the platform of the Bronx’s Mount Eden subway station left 1 person dead and 5 injured, according to authorities

An ongoing investigation seeks answers following a tragic shooting at the Bronx’s Mount Eden subway station, where one life was lost and several others injured.

On a late Monday afternoon, around 4:30 p.m., gunfire erupted on the northbound platform of the No. 4 train at Mount Eden, striking six individuals. The victims, whose ages span from 14 to 71, were caught in the chaos while awaiting the train.

Tragically, a 34-year-old man succumbed to his injuries at St. Barnabas Hospital, marking a somber fatality in the incident. Meanwhile, the condition of the other five victims—a 14-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy, men aged 28 and 71, and a 29-year-old woman—appears non-life-threatening.

NYPD Chief of Transit Michael Kemper, during a Tuesday evening briefing, clarified that the shooting was targeted, stemming from a confrontation between two teenage groups on a northbound No. 4 train. The conflict escalated as the train arrived at the station, leading to the discharge of firearms as the doors opened.

Investigators are piecing together the involvement of each victim in the initial altercation, with particular focus on determining if the deceased 34-year-old was an unintended victim or part of the altercation.

Chief Kemper expressed a stern stance on the incident, emphasizing the need for prompt and severe consequences upon the arrest of those responsible. Currently, the NYPD is diligently searching for at least one individual believed to be connected to this grave event.

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