New York City police said Monday that several people were shot at a subway station in the Bronx, and local media reported that up to six people were hit by bullets.
The local ABC TV affiliate, citing anonymous police sources, reported that one person had died from their injuries and five others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A spokeswoman for the New York Police Department said they did not yet have details on exactly how many people were shot or the status of the victims. It was not yet known if the shooter was arrested.
The latest data shows that crimes remain rare on the New York subway system: About 3.8 million trips are made on the system on an average weekday, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported 570 serious assaults throughout 2023.
Shootings are especially rare: In 2022, when a man with a gun injured 10 people on a train passing through Brooklyn, it was the first mass shooting on the subway system since 1984.
A few weeks later, in May 2022, a man shot and killed Daniel Enriquez, 48, on a Q train in what police said was an unprovoked attack.
Fears among riders about how dangerous the subway really is rose early in the pandemic, when the subway crime rate spiked in early 2020, but fell back to normal levels in 2021. Perceptions of the dangers of Passengers remain high, even in the face of the fall. crime rates.
Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat and former city police captain, has tried to reassure nervous commuters by increasing the number of police officers at subway stations.
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