One person was killed and five others were injured on Monday in a shooting on a subway platform in New York, the police of the American metropolis (NYPD) reported, reports AFP and Agerpres.

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The deceased is a 34-year-old man, and the five injured are two women and three other men aged between 14 and 71, police said during a press briefing at the foot of the subway in the Bronx district of New York. York, the most deprived city.

Commissioner Michael Kemper said it was not a lone gunman who opened fire “at random” on passengers in a city marked by an incident in 2022 when a man in his sixties opened fire on a crowded subway train, surprisingly only about thirty years were injured.

Late Monday afternoon, two groups of youths were “fighting” on a train entering the station when a member of one group pulled out a gun and opened fire on the platform just as the train doors were opening and passengers were entering. and they were leaving, Kemper explained.

The policeman did not name the victims, only clarified that “unfortunately, one of them, a 34-year-old man, died” in the hospital.

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) said in an email to AFP that four of the five people were “seriously injured”.

The aggressor fled, and the police called witnesses to provide information.

At the Mount Eden Avenue station in the Bronx, which is completely isolated, the subway is operating from the air, and an AFP photojournalist saw numerous police and emergency vehicles. Television footage taken by a drone showed the train stopped at the station, with plainclothes police and investigators busy on the platform.

“This is not normal. Such a shooting in the subway network is extremely rare and unacceptable,” police officer Kemper emphasized.

New York saw a decrease in gun crime and especially gun homicides from 2022 to 2023 following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the carrying of guns in public is strictly regulated compared to other US cities and states.