Four shot at Atlanta rail station, suspect in custody

The West Lake MARTA station. Source Wikimedia Commons

The West Lake MARTA station. Source Wikimedia Commons

The station has been temporarily closed, and MARTA has set up a bus between stations to accommodate customers during the closure, the statement says. Detectives are seeking to determine if this was a random or targeted shooting.

It's believed all the victims were in their 30's.

A man who was in the train vehicle told Atlanta's Fox 5 television that a man wearing a hat sat next to another passenger, his head bobbing.

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

The three people who were injured were taken to a hospital. "It was like he was aiming at me, my sister and her boyfriend". The shooting occurred at about 4:30pm local time on Thursday.

By ridership, MARTA is the eighth-largest rapid transit system in America.

Due to police activity, Blue Line trains will not service Holmes & Wst Lake. Police have since confirmed one of those four died.

A MARTA spokesperson said the shooting happened on a train while it was traveling eastbound.

About two weeks ago, a fire caused a bridge to collapse on I-85 in Atlanta. In the meantime, MARTA ridership is up to some degree as some commuters opt for the train as a way to avoid traffic headaches.

A suspected shooter is in custody in Atlanta after four people were shot at a public transit station Thursday afternoon. A suspect has been detained.

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