The police are still looking for clues in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Rayquon Story on a 5 train early yesterday morning. Apparently Story and his friends may have fought with another group at an earlier party. Police believe that the other group followed Story's party to the train at East 180th Street in the Bronx; while on the train, one person shot Story and three of his friends.
The gunman fired six or seven times, and when police arrived at the Dyre Avenue stop, Story was dead, a 20-year-old was shot in the stomach, a 22 -year-old was shot in the arm, and an 18-year-old was shot in the pinkie. Story's uncle tells the Daily News that Story was not involved with the fight at the earlier party. Fred Brown added that his nephew tried to stop the fighting on the train, "He got in the middle to break up the argument while they were on the train."
According to the News, there have been 1,1157 felonies on subways so far this year; the current average of 6.1 is a far cry from the average of 47.9 felonies a day back in 1990. And Story's mother, Tornette, spoke to the NY Times and begged that witnesses contact the police with information, "Come forward. Tell the police what they saw. What they know. Somebody saw something. Send a letter. Send a smoke signal.”