Two suspects wanted in East Harlem subway shooting


Two suspects involved in a shooting on Train 4 in East Harlem on December 4, 2021.

Screenshot of the video courtesy of NYPD

Detectives are looking for two suspects linked to a subway shooting in East Harlem early Saturday morning.

Hours after the shooting, the NYPD released video footage of perpetrators linked to the assault, which occurred around 12:15 a.m. at the 125th Street station on Line 4, below Lexington Avenue.

Police sources said the two suspects approached the victims – two men, aged 21 and 22 respectively – as they sat on a 4 train bound for the city center detained at the station and hired them in a physical struggle.

Preliminary reports had indicated that the altercation stemmed from an argument that had started on the platform.

But during the brawl on the train, cops said, one of the perpetrators pulled out a gun and started shooting. The 21-year-old was shot at least five times in the arms, legs and buttocks, while the 22-year-old was shot in the chest.

After the shooting, the two suspects fled the train. They are pictured in the video footage waiting for a train on the platform of the 125th Street station.

The officers of the 25th arrondissement and the NYPD Transit Bureau responded to the shooting. EMS took the two victims to local hospitals for treatment. So far, they have not cooperated with detectives investigating the shooting, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.