NEW YORK - One person was killed, and five others wounded in a shooting at a New York City subway station Monday at the start of the evening rush hour, authorities said.
Police identified a 30-year-old man as one of the victims who died in the attack.
Shots were fired at around 4:45 p.m. at the Mount Eden station near Mount Eden and Jerome Avenues in Highbridge. It is unclear if the shooting broke out on a northbound 4 train or on the elevated subway platform.
Video from SkyFOX showed a heavy police presence at the scene.
In a press conference, police said two groups of teenagers got into a dispute aboard a northbound 4 train, and as the train pulled into the station, a suspect took out a gun and opened fire.
As many as six people were injured in the shooting. Police sources tell FOX 5 NY's Linda Schmidt that a 34-year-old man was killed.
Three of the other injured victims are male, and two are female. One victim is in critical condition and four others sustained serious injuries.
The ages of the victims range from 14 to 71 years old.
2 males pcitured were on the northbound #4 Train platform at the Mt. Eden Station where 6 people were shot (NYPD)
Police say they are looking for two men who were on the northbound #4 train platform at Mt. Eden Station.
Anyone with information in regard to the shooting is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime
Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.
Police are investigating whether the shooting was part of a dispute that spilled over from a nearby school.
Authorities say they do not believe it was a random shooting, but that the shooting stemmed from a dispute between two groups on the train.
Northbound 4 trains are running on the express track from 149 St-Grand Concourse to Burnside Avenue as police conduct the investigation.
Fear of violence on the subway system spiked after a string of incidents in recent years, but overall, crime in New York City has been plummeting since a surge at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.