One person was killed and five others injured in a shooting in a New York City subway station at the start of rush hour on Monday.
The shooting occurred on an elevated train platform in the Bronx around 4:30 p.m. (local time), a time when train stations across the city fill with children returning home from school and when many people begin their evening commutes.
A young man was killed, police said. A fire department spokesman said four of the five injured were taken to hospitals with serious injuries.
Police were not immediately able to provide further details about what happened but said they were searching for the gunman, who fled the scene.
“The train came and there were two children screaming,” witness Efrain Feliciano, 61, told the Daily News. “There were at least six shots.” Feliciano continued: “I saw sparks when the bullets hit the wall. A woman was holding a screaming child in her arms.”
Police suspect the shooting resulted from an argument that ended with one person pulling a gun. The search for the shooter or shooters is underway.