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One killed and five injured in New York subway shooting

One person has been killed and five others injured in a shooting at a New York City subway station, police have said.

The shooting happened during the evening commute at a station in the Bronx, police said.

The man who died was in his 30s.

A fire department spokesperson said four of the five injuries were serious.

Police at the scene of the shooting. Pic: Reuters
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Pic: Reuters

“The train was coming and there were two kids yelling,” witness Efrain Feliciano, 61, told the Daily News. “There were at least six shots.”

“I saw sparkles as the bullets hit the wall,” Mr Feliciano said. “A woman was holding a child screaming.”

New York Police at the Mount Eden subway station. Pic: New York Police Department via AP
Pic: New York Police Department via AP
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Pics: New York Police Department via AP

Footage from television news helicopters showed a subway train stopped at the station and orange evidence cones on the elevated platform at the station.

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Police said no one had been taken into custody and a manhunt had been launched to find the suspect.

New York City crime has fallen since COVID pandemic

Fear of violence on the New York City subway system spiked after several incidents in recent years, but crime in the city has been plummeting since a surge at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of people shot in the city fell 39% last year compared to 2022, while killings on the subway also fell from 10 to five.

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