In the third police-involved shooting of the day, an armed man running along elevated subway tracks in NYC was shot by cops

According to the police, during the night of Thursday, a man was shot and injured after he aimed his gun at them while on the catwalk of the elevated tracks near a subway station in the Bronx.

This incident marks the third similar occurrence within a 12-hour period. Several 911 calls reported a man acting erratically, waving his gun at a crowd including children at the 238th St. station on Broadway in Kingsbridge.

The Chief of Transit for the NYPD, Michael Kemper, confirmed this information. Upon arrival, the police ordered the man to stop and drop his weapon, but he disregarded their commands and fled south on the catwalk next to the subway tracks towards the 231st St. subway station.

“Multiple demands from the officers who were in uniform were given to this male to drop the firearm and he refused,” Kemper said. “It also should be noted that multiple times this individual pointed that firearm at these officers up on that catwalk area.”

Upon receiving the call, responding officers provided a description of the man to other units in the vicinity, informing them that he was moving in the direction of the 231st St. subway station. More officers arrived at the station, and the two units approached the individual from opposite directions, closing in on him.

“It was at the point that he pointed the gun again at the officers, where one of the officers fired one round, striking this individual one time to his left hand,” Kemper said.

According to the chief, when the man was hit, his weapon fell from his grasp, and the officers were able to secure it promptly before providing aid to him. The medics then transported him to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was reported to be in a stable condition. Thankfully, no officers were harmed during the incident, as per Kemper.

“There’s an endless epidemic of gun violence. As a country, we’re just numb to it,” Eduardo Ruiz, 47, told the Daily News. “You could’ve been on the that train. My son could’ve been on that drain. I could’ve been on that train.”

The investigation remained underway Thursday evening. Service on the 1 Train was suspended as of Thursday night, the MTA said.

Stephanie Batista, 23, said she takes the train where the incident happened every day.

“With everything happening, it’s a norm,” she told The News. “With today, it’s like welcome to the warm weather.”

Approximately four hours prior to this shooting incident, the police had shot another suspect in Jamaica, Queens. The individual had approached the officers with a knife after stabbing a church security guard.

Moreover, on the same day, two NYPD officers fatally shot a 78-year-old man in Brooklyn, who had answered his door with a gun in his hand.

The officers had reached the man’s second-floor apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and the situation rapidly turned violent at approximately 1:10 p.m., as confirmed by NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey.