1 dead, 3 hurt in Atlanta public transit shooting

The West Lake station, which is on the blue rail line just north of I-20, was closed for hours before officials reopened it about 8 p.m.

WXIA reports that a shooting incident occurred at the West Lake MARTA transit station in Atlanta Thursday afternoon. "As the train was in motion, the suspect fired several shots toward the victims", Dorsey said.

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Grady Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Denise Simpson said the victims there were in stable, noncritical condition.

Police have identified the man they say opened fire in a MARTA train on Thursday.

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The platform of West Lake MARTA station.

He says MARTA has set up a bus between stations to accommodate customers during the closure. She did not release his identity. "It was like he was aiming at me, my sister and her boyfriend". Witnesses say the gunman seemed to be shooting indiscriminately, not aiming at any particular person. It transports about 430,000 passengers every day. One person is in police custody, while operations at the station have been suspended. He was arrested about two weeks later after his sentence was suspended. A suspect faces an arson charge in the incident, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution detailed. A suspect has been detained and the investigation is ongoing.

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Watch this space for further updates about the shooting on the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority train.


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