Bronx commuters on edge after subway shooting on A train in Brooklyn

According to the numbers from the NYPD, there have been 78 subway crimes in the Bronx so far this year.

Amanda Bossard and Adolfo Carrion

Mar 15, 2024, 9:15 PM

Updated 37 days ago

Share:

Commuters in the Bronx are feeling the effects of the subway shooting incident that took place on Thursday on an A train in Brooklyn.
This comes just one month after six people were shot at the Mount Eden station during the height of the evening commuter rush. That shooting resulted in the death of one man and injuries to five other people.
"I see things like that but you know we also have to get ourselves," said commuter Julie Barretto. "The best thing you can do is if you see a police officer, you can call and ask for help."
Subway crime has spiked by 66% so far in 2024 in the Bronx compared to this time last year, and is up 13% across the five boroughs in that same time frame. According to the numbers from the NYPD, there have been 78 subway crimes in the Bronx so far this year.
Gov. Kathy Hochul deployed 1,000 state police and National Guard members to help patrol the MTA subway system. Riders say they're seeing more police officers around but News 12 did not see National Guard members at the Hunts Point Avenue station in the Bronx.
Bronx residents are calling for more fixes in the subway system, more police on the subways and other changes to help fix the growing violence issue.


More from News 12