One dead, five injured in New York City subway shooting

One dead, five injured in New York City subway shooting

One person is dead and five others were injured in a shooting at a subway station in the Bronx borough of New York after a fight broke out late Monday afternoon, a law enforcement source told CNN.

The shooter, described as wearing a red jacket and ski mask, opened fire on the passengers at the platform at Mt. Eden station after a fight, according to the source.

One person died at a hospital and the other five are hospitalised. One victim walked to the hospital, the law enforcement source said.

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The shooter fled the scene, according to the source.

The shooting happened at the Jerome Avenue and Mt. Eden subway station and the call came in shortly after 4.30pm local time (8.30am AEDT), a New York police spokesperson said earlier.

The New York Police Department is conducting an investigation at the station and the No. 4 line trains are bypassing the station in both directions, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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