90 Miles From Tyranny : New York City subway shooter is an MS-13 gang member, report says

Monday, February 4, 2019

New York City subway shooter is an MS-13 gang member, report says

The unidentified gunman wanted by police in the murder of a man on a New York City subway platformSunday afternoon reportedly is a member of the violent MS-13 gang.

Law enforcement sources told NY1 the shooter belongs to MS-13 and the victim was a member of the 18th Street gang, one of MS-13's rivals. An interactive map created by the New York Daily News shows both gangs have been active in the area where the killing happened.

The revelation comes as police search for two persons of interest seen in a graphic video of the shooting that has been circulating on social media. Police also have released an image of one of the persons of interest -- the suspected shooter -- fleeing the 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue subway station in the Queens borough.

Police say the incident happened around noon Sunday when the victim and two men started arguing on a train and the dispute spilled out onto the platform.

It wasn't immediately clear what the disagreement was about – but the video first shows the men wrestling with the victim on the ground amid the cries of terrified passengers.

The shooter then breaks free, pulls out a small handgun and is heard firing at least six shots at the victim, sending those on the platform running for their lives. The footage ends with the shooter escaping down the steps of the now-empty platform as the victim...

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