Police: 24-year-old man killed in underground shooting in Jamaica

The NYPD is looking for the gunman responsible for the death of a 24-year-old man who died Monday night after an altercation inside a Jamaica subway station.

The victim was standing near a symbolic booth inside Archer Avenue / Parsons Boulevard subway station around 4:30 p.m. Monday when a verbal altercation with the suspect quickly became physical, according to Chief of Transit Jason Wilcox. A fight ensued, resulting in several shots being fired into the victim’s torso, police said.

The victim was taken to the nearby Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The alleged firearm was found at the scene, the NYPD said, but the suspect, who fled after the shooting, remained at large from 6 p.m. 20 Monday night, police said.

Wilcox said the cameras inside the subway station were inspected by investigators, and witnesses were also interviewed by detectives.

The MTA confirmed that there were no immediate delays in the metro as a result of the incident.

The officer asked anyone with information about the incident to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The shooting took place almost two weeks after an armed man opened fire on a subway train in Sunset Park, shooting 10 and wounding several others. A manhunt for the shooting led to the arrest of 62-year-old Frank Robert James.

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