News16-year-old in custody after fatal shooting on NYC subway

16‑year-old in custody after fatal shooting on NYC subway

16-year-old in custody after fatal shooting on NYC subway
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6:09 AM EST, February 16, 2024

A 16-year-old boy was taken into custody for his involvement in a fatal shooting during rush hour at a New York City subway station earlier this week.

According to ABC News, the initial gunfire erupted as the train arrived at an elevated station in the Bronx just before 5 p.m., with the shooting extending to the bustling platform as commuters scrambled to safety. Later, the New York Police Department's Chief of Detectives, Joseph Kenny, reported the discovery of 19 shell casings earlier this week, including three found inside a subway car. Investigators suspect that the 16-year-old and another individual were firing shots northbound while a third shooter, affiliated with a rival gang, targeted the southbound direction

The U.S. Marshals Service reported that a regional fugitive task force, along with the NYPD, apprehended the 16-year-old suspect around 11 a.m. in the Bronx. He is currently in custody pending charges. According to ABC7 New York, in April 2023, the 16-year-old had been taken into custody for an attempted robbery in the Bronx and was associated with a local gang at that time.

A 35-year-old man identified as Obed Beltran-Sanchez was killed in the shooting after being shot in the chest. Five others were wounded, ranging in age from 14 to 71. Wounds sustained by the other five individuals, a 14-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy, a 28-year-old man, a 29-year-old woman, and a 71-year-old man, are not considered to be fatal - report ABC7 New York.

The most critically injured is the 29-year-old woman, who suffered gunshot wounds to her face and neck.

Soruce: New York Police Department, ABC News

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