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1 killed, 5 wounded in Bronx subway station as teen fight turns into shooting

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

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NEW YORK — Six people were shot, one fatally, as a fight between rival teens spiraled out of control in a Bronx subway station on Monday, according to police.

Dozens of people were on the northbound No. 4 platform at the elevated Mount Eden Ave. station on Jerome Ave. near Mount Eden Ave. when a train rolled in around 4:35 p.m., authorities said.

Inside the train, two groups of teenagers were fighting. When the doors opened, at least one of the people involved in the argument took out a gun and fired shots, NYPD Chief of Transit Michael Kemper said at a Monday night press conference.

As people ran off the train and onto the platform, more shots were fired, Kemper said.

“The train was coming and there were two kids yelling,” witness Efrain Feliciano, 61, told the 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 34, but it was not immediately clear where they were hit. The 34-year-old died.

 

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.”

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