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Shooting erupts inside Bronx subway station, police sources say

Kerry Burke, Rocco Parascandola and Elizabeth Keogh, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — Six people were shot, one fatally, in a Bronx subway station on Monday, according to police sources.

Dozens of people were on the northbound No. 4 platform at the elevated Mount Eden Avenue station on Jerome Avenue near Mount Eden Avenue when the carnage began just after 4:45 p.m., cops and sources said.

“The train was coming and there were two kids yelling,” witness Efrain Feliciano, 61, told the New York Daily News. “There were at least six shots.”

A 28-year-old man was struck in the right arm, a 29-year-old woman was shot in the face and neck, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the thigh and right ear and a 14-year-old girl was shot in the foot, sources said. Also shot were men ages 71 and 35, but it was not immediately clear where they were hit.

Most of the victims were bystanders standing on the platform waiting for a train, police sources said.

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

 

Terrified people scattered, with Feliciano recalling “bullets flying everywhere.”

“There’s no name on a bullet,” he said. “It was crazy.”

A woman on the street level below the station watched in horror as terrified people ran from the station.

“Everyone was screaming and running,” said Yanesa Ortega, 29. “They were running down the stairs to escape.”

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