“Heartbreaking news out of our Mount Eden community. Monday evening, we learned of a horrific shooting in our subway system. Sadly, six commuters were injured and one adult has passed away. We are thankful for the swift response of our first responders and transit officials. An investigation is ongoing to identify those persons involved in this shooting.

We send our condolences to the family and loved ones of the commuter who lost his life. No one deserves to lose their life senselessly anywhere and certainly while using our subway system. We send prayers of healing and recovery to those commuters who were injured.

Our office remains in contact with our elected officials, NYPD, and the MTA and will continue to advocate for our residents and families to be safe. Public safety is an expectation that all New Yorkers deserve. This violence should never be normalized.

We encourage anyone with information on last night’s shooting in Mount Eden to please contact the authorities at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are kept confidential.”