Teenager in Custody in Connection With Subway Station Shooting

A teenager was taken into custody on Thursday in connection with a shooting at a Bronx subway station earlier this week that killed one person and injured five others, a law enforcement official said.

The shooting took place during the afternoon rush hour on Monday at the Mount Eden Avenue subway station in the Bronx. It occurred after a fight broke out between two groups of teenagers on a northbound 4 train at 4:30 p.m.

When the train arrived at the station and people began filing off, someone fired a gun, the police said. The shooting continued as people frantically exited the train and ran for cover.

Obed Beltran-Sanchez, 35, was killed in the shooting. The injured ranged in age from 14 to 71, the police said.

Shootings in New York have been on the decline after a spike during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Police Department data. The odds of getting seriously hurt on the subway are statistically low. There were six shootings on the subway last year and nine shootings in 2022, according to the department’s Transit Bureau.

Ed Shanahan contributed reporting.

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