Teen Shot And Killed In Underground Subway Violence

(Daily360.com) A fight that took place in the Washington, DC, Brookland Metro Station turned deadly last week and police are now searching for a wanted gunman. Authorities say that during the afternoon hours of April 4th, a group of teenagers got into an altercation on the station platform. The level of the ensuing violence was described as a “melee.” As the fight intensified shots rang out and one teen was left to die on the platform.

The identity of the deceased teenager has not yet been made public. The alleged gunman is described as a light-skinned black male who was wearing a black jacket, black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black and white sneakers, and a gray backpack. Police said they are unsure how many shots were fired and at this time don’t believe the alleged shooter was involved in the scrum. Police were arriving on the scene as the shots were fired and were able to shield and help pedestrians leave the area safely.

For the time being, Red Line trains are not stopping at the Brookland Station but shuttle buses are available for people needing to access the transportation from that location. Nearby Catholic University directed staff and students to shelter in place once reports of the shooting became known.

In recent months subway violence has been on the rise in several metropolitan cities. New York City recently deployed National Guard troops to the subway system after a surge in acts of serious criminality including murder. In early March, a teenage girl was taken to a local hospital after being beaten inside the 168th Street train station. A 64-year-old man fell onto the tracks at Penn Station after being beaten and kicked several times. An MTA subway conductor required several dozen stitches after being slashed while sticking his head out his driver’s window to make sure the train was clear to depart. Three people were arrested after a man was killed following a fight onboard on a Manhattan D train. A Brazilian tourist was stabbed in the neck in Queens on the morning of his second day visiting the New York City. In February, a gang incident led to one death and five injuries on a Bronx subway car.

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