The shooting reportedly took place at around 4:47pm at the Mount Eden Avenue station on Monday, 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.
Shooting began as ‘dispute between two groups of teens’
Police believe that the shooting stemmed from a dispute between two groups of teenagers riding a northbound subway train.
At a press conference just now (it seems to have started early), NYPD chief of transit Michael Kaplan said that detectives do not believe this was a case of one person “firing indiscriminately” into a crowd.
Instead, he said, the dispute escalated until at least one person pulled a gun, causing commuters on the rush-hour train to scramble out onto the platform.
Some of the victims are believed to have been part of the dispute, while others were bystanders, he added.
“This is unacceptable, and when detectives make an arrest – and I’m very confident they will – there must be swift, immediate, strong consequences,” said Mr Kaplan.
Io Dodds13 February 2024 00:26
Victims’ age ranged from 14 to 71
The NYPD has now confirmed some basic details about the victims. Here’s what we know:
- A 35-year-old man, shot and later pronounced dead at St Barnabas hospital
- A 28-year-old man, shot in the right arm, taken to St Barnabas in a stable condition
- A 29-year-old woman, shot in the face and in the neck, taken to St Barnabas in stable condition
- A 15-year-old boy, shot in the thigh and in the ear, taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital in a stable condition
- A 14-year-old girl, shot in the foot, taken to Presbyterian in a stable condition
- A 71-year-old man, shot, taken to Bronx Care Hospital in a stable condition
Early reports that all the victims were children or teenagers seem to have been unfounded.
The NYPD will hold a press conference at 7:30pm Eastern Time to give out more information.
Io Dodds13 February 2024 00:03
Shooting reportedly began as a fight aboard a train
Multiple outlets are reporting that the shooting began as an argument or fight aboard a train which then spread onto the platform.
Both The New York Post and CBS News have made that claim, citing police sources.
“I heard gunshots running, shooting – like maybe six times, five, six times. I heard two child[ren] screaming. And then, when I saw the train coming, that’s when I ran downstairs,” one witness told CBS.
Different outlets are reporting contradictory information about the victims, so for now we are holding off on saying more until we can verify the reports.
Io Dodds12 February 2024 23:35
Man in his thirties was killed
The Associated Press is now reporting that person killed in the shooting was a man in his thirties.
According to police, a single suspect opened fire at bystanders on the station platform at 4:38pm. That suspect is as yet unidentified and still on the loose, as far as we know.
Io Dodds12 February 2024 23:18
All five wounded expected to survive, say officials
According to CBS news, all five of the people who were injured in the shooting are expected to survive.
The New York Fire Department said that four of those people have serious injures, and one has minor injuries.
Police said the victims comprised four men and two women. The identity of the person who was killed is not yet known.
Io Dodds12 February 2024 23:16
New York congressman calls the incident a ‘mass shooting’
New York congressman Ritchie Torres has commented on the attack, describing it as a “mass shooting”.
In a statement on X, formerly Twitter, about ten minutes ago, he said that the shoot was still at large and confirmed that one person had been killed.
Io Dodds12 February 2024 23:03
Police urge people to avoid the area
Police have asked New Yorkers and visitors to stay well clear of Jerome Ave between Inwood Ave and Townsend Ave.
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which runs NYC’s transit system, is rerouting trains around Mount Eden station.
Io Dodds12 February 2024 22:59
A reportedly lethal shooting on the New York subway
Good evening. At least six people have been hurt and one is reported to be dead in a shooting on the New York City subway.
Based on early reports, the attack happened at the Mount Eden subway station in the Bronx at around 4:47pm Monday.
We don’t yet know whether this was a mass shooting by a single perpetrator, or something else, but we’ll bring you more information as soon as we have it.
Io Dodds12 February 2024 22:47