Fatal shooting on train appears targeted

Justin Greene
April 16, 2017

MARTA police said they were trying to determine what led to that deadly gunfire.

Cops arrested a suspect at the next stop, the West Lake station, although some news accounts indicate that West Lake was where the shooting occurred.

Dunham says MARTA officers caught the suspect at the West Lake station.

Caleb said he yelled to other passengers to move to the front.

The three people hurt in the shooting were in hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.


"MARTA police received the call at approximately 4:29 p.m".

A spokesman for Atlanta's public transit system says one person is dead after a multiple shooting. He gave no information about a possible motive and said the shooting was under investigation.

Cedric Peterson told WGCL-TV that he regularly rides the train after work and the ride started off normally.

"My thoughts and prayers remain with the victim and everyone impacted in today's incident", MARTA CEO Keith Parker said. "It was like he was aiming at me, my sister and her boyfriend". The three wounded victims have been transported to a hospital. Authorities have apprehended a suspect, and the mass transit station has shut down. He was taken into custody as he left the West Lake station.

About two weeks ago, a fire caused a bridge to collapse on I-85 in Atlanta. MARTA is the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.

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