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At least one dead and several injured in a shooting on the New York subway: the attacker is on the run


File: a police officer on the New York subway (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

One person died and five others were injured in a shooting that occurred Monday in a New York City subway station, authorities reported.

The shooter remained at large after the incident that occurred around 4:38 p.m., police said.

A man in his thirties was killedauthorities said. A Fire Department spokesperson called serious injuries to four of the injured.

The station where the shooting occurred is located in the Bronx, at the intersection of Mount Eden and Jerome avenues. Videos taken from television news helicopters showed a subway train stopped at the station and orange cones on the platform.

The most recent data indicates that crime remains rare on the New York subway network: about 3.8 million trips are made on the network on a weekday, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported 570 serious assaults on all 2023.

Shootings are particularly rare in New York: In 2022, a gunman injured 10 people on a train passing through Brooklyn, marking the first mass shooting on the subway network since 1984.

Passengers’ fears about the danger of the subway increased at the beginning of the pandemic, when the subway crime rate skyrocketed in early 2020, but fell back to normal levels in 2021. Riders’ perception of the dangers travelers remains high, even as crime rates decline.

(With information from AP and Reuters)

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