Shots Fired on Subway Train as City Reels From Brooklyn Shooting

Police said that shots were fired onboard a subway train in the Bronx on Saturday morning just days after New York City saw a mass shooting at a Brooklyn train station that left 29 people injured.

A spokesperson for the New York Police Department (NYPD) told Newsweek Saturday morning that around 1:50 a.m., police responded to a call of "shots fired" onboard a northbound 4 train. The train was near the 183rd Street subway station when the incident occurred.

The NYPD said no one was injured and that no arrests have been made. However, they believe two suspects fled the scene. Police also recovered shell casings from a train car as well as the subway platform.

The incident comes a man opened fire inside another city subway station on Tuesday. The suspect accused of committing the shooting, Frank James, was arrested on Wednesday. Police said that James threw two smoke canisters on the N train at the 36th Street stop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and then allegedly fired 33 rounds. Twenty-nine people were injured during the shooting, but all of the victims survived. While 10 of the victims were shot, 19 others suffered other injuries.

Shots Fired on NYC Subway Train
Police said that shots were fired onboard a subway train in the Bronx on Saturday morning. Above, New York City police officers investigate on an Uptown 4 on April 12. Alexi J. Rosenfeld

"We got him," New York City Mayor Eric Adams said during a press conference on Wednesday about James' arrest. "I said to New Yorkers, 'We are going to protect the people of this city and apprehend those who believe they can bring terror to everyday New Yorkers.'"

The city has recently faced an increase in crime, especially within its subways. Following his inauguration earlier this year, Adams announced a plan to increase the city's police presence within the system.

"Omnipresence is the key," he said in January according to The New York Times. "People feel the system is not safe because they don't see officers. We're going to bring a visual presence to our systems."

Following the shooting in Brooklyn, Adams pledged to double the number of officers patrolling the subway system.

"I will say to New Yorkers we're going to hold the day tour of the transit police officers to double the number of officers that are traditionally patrolling the system," he said on CNN Tuesday.

In recent weeks, James posted videos online criticizing Adams' plans to address gun violence and homelessness in the city.

"Mr. Mayor, I'm a victim of your mental health program," James said in one video. "I'm 63 now full of hate, full of anger, and full of bitterness."

After he was arrested, James' lawyers asked that he receive psychiatric attention while in custody awaiting trial.