A fifteen-year-old died after being shot in the chest yesterday during a fight between teenagers on a Queens Metro train. It was the 4th homicide on New York public transportation in two weeks.
A fifteen-year-old died after being shot in the chest yesterday during a fight between groups of teenagers on a New York City Subway train in Queens in broad daylight.
Yesterday’s was the 4th homicide on public transportation in New York in two weeks. According to police, a fight broke out aboard an A-line train bound for Far Rockaway between two groups and, according to the conductor, one of the youths called for “reinforcements.” Apparently for this reason two more minors boarded the train at Beach 25th St.
#BREAKING 15-year-old teen has died after getting shot on a Queens Subway station.
Shooting happened Friday afternoon at Mott Avenue subway station in Far Rockaway.
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When the train stopped at its next and final stop, Far Rockaway/Mott Ave., around 3:45 p.m. m. one of the teenagers who had just boarded shot another, a police source said.
A Good Samaritan dragged the injured man from the train onto the subway platform and two police officers patrolling the station rushed to the scene and performed CPR on him, NYPD Transit Chief Jason Wilcox said. .
A man who works at a nearby retail store saw first responders remove the teen from the station. “There was a girl with pink hair trying to get into the ambulance with him. She was yelling, ‘That’s my brother,'” the witness told the Daily News.
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EMS workers had put an oxygen mask on the teen’s face, the witness added. “But he wasn’t moving. He looked like he was already gone.” An ambulance took the unidentified teen to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, but they were unable to save him.
The gunman escaped. Police were trying last night to determine the motive for the shooting. “This was not a random act of violence. There was definitely a dispute on the train,” Wilcox said.
Detectives were checking to see if the fight had evolved from rivalries between students at the nearby Beach Channel Educational Campus, which is home to several schools, a law enforcement source said.
Serious crimes in the New York Subway, the largest in the country, have increased 41% so far this year. As of Sunday, police had counted 17 shootings in the system in 2022, three more than the 14 in the same period in 2021.
No arrests have been made or suspects identified. Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
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