Fatal subway shooting in Queens was ‘gang-related’: cops

A beef between an MS-13 member and a rival gangster sparked Sunday’s caught-on-video fatal shooting on a Queens subway platform, police said Monday.

The notorious MS-13 gang has wreaked havoc on Long Island, but it also has made moves into Queens “over the last year or two,” said NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea on Monday.

Sunday’s broad-daylight gunplay, which left 20-year-old Abel Mosso dead, began with shouting about the gang on a No. 7 train, Shea said.

“Someone was yelling something about MS-13,” Shea said during a press conference at police headquarters, adding that the “victim was affiliated with the 18th Street Gang.”

Cops took the 26-year-old suspected shooter into custody Monday, authorities said.

“He is in our criminal group database as an MS-13 member,” Shea said.

The shooting was “definitely gang-related,” the top cop added, although he noted that while two gang members were involved, it is not clear whether they were fighting over gang matters or something else.

The scuffle spilled out of the train at the 90th Street station in Queens, with three people wrestling on the platform until one emerged from the scrum with a handgun. Six shots were fired as Mosso collapsed to the ground, according to video of the incident shared to social media.

Mosso “was shot multiple times in the face, causing his demise,” Shea said.

No gun or bullet casings were recovered — suggesting the weapon may have been a revolver, which does not eject spent shells, he said.

Of MS-13’s presence in the borough, Shea said, “They’re suspected in a few troubling incidents in Queens.”

“As recently as a couple of months ago, we had the incident in the Rockaways,” he said, referring to a group of four gangbangers on the Queens-Nassau County border who lured a 23-year-old man to his death with promises of sex with an underage girl.

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