A tragic incident unfolded on a northbound 4 train in the Bronx on Monday afternoon, February 12th, resulting in five people injured and one man losing his life to gunfire. The altercation erupted around 4:40 PM, accompanied by the sound of approximately 10 gunshots.
Police confirmed the fatality to be a 25-year-old man, as reported by the New York Post. Among the injured were a 14-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy, a 29-year-old woman, and two men aged 28 and 71. Authorities suspect there may have been two shooters involved, though the motive behind the altercation remains unclear.
Witness Luis Rodriguez, 34, described the chaotic scene, recounting the distressing sounds of children screaming. “It was total pandemonium,” he expressed, highlighting the fear instilled by such incidents among commuters.
A concerned citizen dialed 911 upon spotting three teenage boys on the train tracks, shortly after hearing the barrage of gunshots. Recalling the unsettling sight, she mentioned witnessing a dispute between two of the teenagers, with one abruptly leaving while the others remained. She described her fear and confusion, particularly noting the presence of school bags, indicating that they were likely students.
In response to the ongoing police investigation, the NYPD issued an advisory urging individuals to avoid the area surrounding Jerome Ave between Inwood Ave and Townsend Ave in the Bronx, within the confines of the @NYPD44Pct. They advised using alternate routes and anticipated traffic disruptions in the vicinity.
ADVISORY: Due to an active police investigation, please avoid the area of Jerome Ave between Inwood Ave and Townsend Ave in Bronx, NY which is in the confines of the @NYPD44Pct . Please use alternate routes and expect traffic in the area. pic.twitter.com/myEeFoTJJi
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 12, 2024