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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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A police source said the scene was a “mess” as cops collected evidence and medics rushed victims to various hospitals.

As first responders raced to the scene, victims were loaded into ambulances.

“They were giving CPR to a young boy,” said Ortega. "They were pumping his chest."

“One woman was shot in the face — she was bleeding from here,” she added as she ran her hand across the left side of her face. “It was terrible. I was scared.”

A man buying fruit on the corner spotted the shot woman holding her jaw and about three or four "kids” in hooded sweatshirts running from the scene.

“She was bleeding and crying,” said Alberto Paredes, 52. “I sat her down and tried to calm her down. I did what I could.”

Medics transported all six patients to area hospitals, where the 35-year-old man died, police said. The other victims were expected to survive their injuries.

The NYPD warned people to avoid the area as they investigated.

 

The shooting marked the first homicide of the year in the NYPD’s 44th Precinct, which covers nearly 2 square miles of the southwest portion of the Bronx, according to police data released Sunday.

As of this time last year, four people had already been killed in the precinct.

Citywide, 29 people have been victims of homicides so far in 2024, according to NYPD data released Feb. 4.

The figure marks a 25.6% downtick from the same time frame last year, when 39 people were killed in homicides.

So far this year, the NYPD has removed 683 illegal guns from city streets, according to police data.

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