New York subway shooting leaves one dead, five injured

A New York Police spokeswoman said no arrests had been made in the shooting and it was unclear the condition of the injured. Local media reported that the injured were not at risk of death.

The New York Police Department reported on Monday that six people were shot at a subway station in the Bronx. leaving one dead and five injured.

A New York Police Department spokeswoman said by telephone that no arrests had been made in the shooting and that it was unclear the condition of the five injured people. Local media, citing anonymous police sources, They said the five injured were not at risk of death.

The most recent data indicates that crime remains rare on the New York subway system: approximately 3.8 million trips are made on the system during a business day, and The Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported 570 serious assaults in all of 2023.

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

Passenger fears about subway danger grew early in the pandemic, when subway crime rates skyrocketed in early 2020 but fell back to normal levels in 2021. Travelers’ perception of danger remains high, even in the face of falling crime rates.

Source: Latercera

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