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TechShooting on the New York Subway; one dead and five injured

Shooting on the New York Subway; one dead and five injured

MADRID (EUROPA PRESS).- At least one person has died and five have been injured in a shooting that took place this Monday afternoon in a subway station in the Bronx district of the American city of New York.

The deceased is a 34-year-old man who succumbed to his injuries in the hospital, while the injured – three men and two women aged between 14 and 71 – are receiving medical treatment.

The attacker opened fire on the subway platform after a fight and fled the scene.

Michael Kemper, traffic chief of the New York Police, explained in a press conference that the incident took place around 4:35 p.m. (local time) and that it was not “a random shooting” by an individual who had shot indiscriminately at a train, but rather it was a dispute between two groups.

“We have made enormous progress in the fight against traffic crimes with an incredible Traffic Office. But right now we are in mourning and determined to fight against guns on our streets,” John Lieber, director of the Traffic Office, said at a press conference. Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The New York Police Department is investigating the incident and said it is a “very active investigation.”

What is known so far is that there were two groups of teenagers traveling on a train, when the doors opened, one of the individuals in one group pulled out a gun and fired. People left the train onto the platform, where more shots were fired.

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