Shootout Takes Place on Subway in The Bronx

Felix Lipov /
Felix Lipov /

During rush hour on February 12th, an innocent bystander was killed, and five others were wounded. As the train pulled into a Bronx subway station around 4:40 pm, at least ten shots suddenly rang out from two groups of teens who had been fighting on the Northbound 4 train.

NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Tanya Kinsella spoke at a press conference that evening. “Today, another senseless act of violence occurred on our transit system. We have innocent victims, and we want New Yorkers to know that we will get you, whoever was responsible for this.” Along with the 35-year-old man who was gunned down, a 4-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy, a 29-year-old woman, and two men, ages 71 and 28, were wounded. Hospitalized in stable condition, they are all expected to survive.

Also speaking was NYPD Transit Chief Michael Kemper. “We don’t believe this was a random shooting. We don’t believe this was just an individual shooting indiscriminately onto a train. We believe this shooting all stemmed from a dispute between two groups that started on the train.” He added that as the train pulled in, the doors opened, and at least one person pulled a pistol and started firing. As people fled the gunfire ended up on the platform.

Members of the feuding groups were included in the wounded, but officers declined to say their ages or how many were simply just in the wrong place and wrong time. However, one witness who claims to have called 911 but didn’t want to be identified said she saw three teens standing there after the shots rang out. With two yelling at one another, one sprinted off, leaving one pacing around and the other just dropping to the ground.

While the city has yet to release details about the shooters, crime with the overflow of illegals in the city has skyrocketed recently. As these gangs are migrating from other nations, they are bringing a surge of violence with them.