1 dead, 3 wounded in Atlanta shooting

Kari Scott
April 16, 2017

One person was killed and three people were injured in a shooting at an Atlanta railway station on Thursday.

Fox 5 reports that the shooting happened at the West Lake MARTA station.

One person has died and three others were injured Thursday in a shooting on a transit train in Atlanta, local media reported. Burton says police have detained a suspect but no further details were available. Witnesses say the gunman seemed to be shooting indiscriminately, not aiming at any particular person. It was not immediately known if the train was arriving or departing the station at the time of the shooting. MARTA has its own police department, consisting of about 300 sworn officers, making it one of the largest police agencies in Georgia. The other victims' identities have not yet been released.

Hunnicutt's family said they would hold a candlelight vigil at the West Lake MARTA station, where his train was headed, Friday night at 8 p.m.

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Then he told CBS 46 that the riders heard a "large crash" and then 'pop pop pop'. "I was like 'Dude, you got to let somebody up, can't nobody get through, '" said Peterson. Service had been resumed by 8 p.m.

"MARTA remains committed to the safety and well-being of our customers".

In light of the incident, a spokesperson for MARTA said that the transit authority will increase the number of MARTA Police officers across the entire transit system.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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