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New York subway shooting leaves one dead, five injured

By Jonathan Allen and Brad Brooks

NEW YORK CITY (Reuters) – New York police said on Monday that six people were shot at a Bronx subway station, leaving one dead and five others injured.

A spokeswoman for the New York Police Department 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 unnamed police sources, reported that all five people were dead. threatening injuries.

The most recent data shows that crime remains rare on the New York City subway: about 3.8 million trips are made in the system on average per weekday, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported 570 criminal assaults on the set of the year 2023.

Shootings are particularly rare: in 2022, when a man armed with a handgun injured 10 people on a train passing through Brooklyn, it was the first mass shooting on the subway since 1984.

A few weeks later, in May 2022, a man shot and killed Daniel Enriquez, 48, on a Q train, in what police said was an unprovoked attack.

Fears about how dangerous the subway could actually be among passengers surged early in the pandemic, when subway crime rates soared in early 2020 but fell back to normal levels in 2021. Perceptions of dangers by users remains high, even in the face of a decline. crime rate.

Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat and former city police captain, sought to reassure worried commuters by increasing the number of police officers at subway stations.

(Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York and Brad Brooks in Longmont, Colorado; editing by Lincoln Feast)


Jeoffro René

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