One person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting at a New York subway station on Monday, police said.
A New York police department spokesperson said that no arrests had been made in the shooting, which was reported at the Bronx station about 4.38pm, and that it was not clear what condition the five injured people were in. Local media, citing unnamed police sources, reported the five sustained injuries were not life-threatening.
Police said that the man killed was in his 30s. A fire department spokesperson described four of the five injuries as serious.
The station is in the Bronx, at the intersection of Mount Eden and Jerome Avenues.
Video from television news helicopters showed a subway train stopped at the station and orange evidence cones on the elevated platform.
The most recent data shows crime remains rare on New York’s subway system: about 3.8m trips are taken on the system on an average weekday, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported 570 felony assaults in all of 2023.
Shootings are especially uncommon: in 2022, when a man with a handgun injured 10 people on a train passing through Brooklyn, it was the first mass shooting attack on the subway system since 1984.
A few weeks later, a man shot dead 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez on a Q train in what police said was an unprovoked attack.
Fears of how dangerous the subway really is among passengers jumped early in the pandemic, when the subway crime rate spiked in early 2020, but fell back to normal levels in 2021. Riders’ perceptions of the dangers remain high, even in the face of falling crime rates.
Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat and a former city police captain, has sought to reassure unnerved commuters by increasing the number of police officers in subway stations.