February 15, 2024

USA: Shootout By Rival Gangs On Bronx Rush-Hour Crowded Subway Train And Shooting Continued Onto The Platform. 16yo, 14yo Suspects Have Been Arrested. Police Searching For One Other Shooter.


PIX11 News published February 15, 2024: Teen arrested in deadly Bronx subway shooting: NYPD. A teen gang member was arrested in the Bronx subway shooting that killed one person and injured five others on Monday, according to law enforcement sources.
FOX 5 New York published February 14, 2024: Bronx subway shooting: NYPD searching for 3 men. New developments in the Bronx subway shooting that left one man dead and five others injured. FOX 5 NY’s Briella Tomassetti has the details.
CBS New York pubilshed February 12, 2024: Multiple people were shot on a 4 train platform in the Bronx. CBS New York's Dan Rice reports from Chopper 2.
Eyewitness News ABC7NY published February 13, 2024: More developments in Bronx subway shooting. N.J. Burkett has the latest report.
I can't believe he actually said this. From ABC7NY reporting above, "MTA Chairman Janno Lieber INSISTED that crime is trending lower." Janno Lieber said, "We're headed in a good direction. But today we're acknowledging what those folks are going through in the Bronx." (emphasis mine) 
New York Post
written by Joe Marino , Tina Moore , Georgett Roberts and Amanda Woods
Thursday February 15, 2024

A 16-year-old gangbanger was busted Thursday morning in connection to the wild Bronx rush-hour subway shooting that killed an innocent bystander and wounded five other people this week, police said.

Langel Jones — who is believed to be one of the three gunmen in the 4:40 p.m. Monday shootout at the Mount Eden Avenue station — was picked up by the US Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force and local cops as he left the apartment he shares with his mother in the Bronx, officials confirmed.

“He didn’t make any statements. He requested a lawyer,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny told reporters at a media briefing, saying authorities haven’t recovered any guns involved in the case.

Charges are pending against the boy, a purported member of the violent “DBlock” gang, named for Davidson Avenue, who were tied into a beef with the Burnside gang in a feud stemming from “drill rap and disrespect,” according to Kenny.

“Gang violence such as this senseless shooting resulting in death and injury to innocent citizens of the City of New York waiting for their train to get home will not be tolerated,” said Ralph Sozio, US Marshal for the Southern District of New York.

“Gang violence such as this senseless shooting resulting in death and injury to innocent citizens of the City of New York waiting for their train to get home will not be tolerated,” Sozio said in a statement. “We will use all the resources at our disposal to find you and bring you to justice to make our streets safe again.”

During the gang shootout, Beltran Obed Sanchez, 35 — an unintended target — was struck in the chest and later pronounced dead at a Bronx hospital.

Sanchez made the mistake of looking out onto the train platform to see what the commotion was as the gunfight spilled out of the train, Kenny said. He lie dying on the ground as people “just walked past him,” he added.

“Here’s a man just going about his business trying to make his way in life and makes the mistake of being curious to see what’s going on and takes one in the chest,” Kenny said.

Sanchez, described by police as homeless, is originally from Mexico and has family there.

“Right after hearing about the tragic incident, our consular team reached out to Obed’s family to offer every consular protection and support available,” Jorge Islas Lรณpez, consul general of Mexico in New York, said in a Wednesday statement.

“To ensure justice for Obed’s family in Mexico and the United States, I spoke with one of the highest NYPD’s authorities, who confirmed that the investigation was on track and reassured me that the responsible will not go unpunished.”

The deadly mayhem stemmed from a gang feud that boiled over when the two crews just happened to get on the same train at different stops. A previous shooting on Jan. 15 may have sparked the subway incident, Kenny said.

In that incident, members of two crew clashed in front of a bodega and gunshots were fired, Kenny said. A 14-year-old who was shot in the leg during the subway shootout was charged Wednesday with attempted murder and weapons charges in the Jan. 15 incident, police said. He is being eyed as a suspected shooter in the subway incident, sources said.

The 14-year-old’s crew and other gang happened to get on the same No. 4 train before the violence broke out, Kenny added.

Jones had been busted in April 2023 inked to an attempted robbery in the Bronx, according to the US Marshals Service.

The young suspects in that case converged on a teen and asked if he was a member of the “Sev-O” gang and when the victim said he wasn’t, they attacked him,sources said.

Alleged members of that same gang were also linked to a July, 2020 drive-by shooting of a 20-year-old Bronx man who was fatally gunned down while walking with his 6-year-old daughter, police sources said at the time.

A dozen members of “Sev-O were also indicted in 2016 in connection to a conspiracy that includes four shootings, three robberies and a check scam involving ATM machines that netted them more than $200,000, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office said at the time.

In addition to the suspected 14-year-old gunman, also wounded were a 14-year-old girl, a 29-year-old woman, and two men, ages 71 and 28, who were listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening wounds at area hospitals.

The 28-year-old man, Alpha Diallo, was also an innocent bystander and remained in the intensive care unit after undergoing surgery at St. Barnabas Hospital, his sister told The Post this week.

“He is still in a lot of pain,” the woman said.

“He thought he had [suffered] an electric shock,” she added. “Maybe he touched something — that’s what he told me. The next thing, blood is coming.”

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