At least 4 people shot at Atlanta transit station

The scene of a shooting near a MARTA station in Atlanta Georgia

One person was killed and three wounded on Thursday at an Atlanta rail station in a shooting that left victims lying in a train vehicle, local media said.Citing the Atlanta transit agency, WSB-TV television reported that one person was killed in the shooting, which took place at West Lake Station at about 4:30 p.m.WSB quoted officials as saying all the victims were in their 30s.

Authorities say one person died, three others were being treated for gunshot wounds.

All of the victims were in their 30s, according to WSB. The victims, as well as the gunman, are apparently in the age-30 range, although some accounts differ on that as well. A fifth person was reportedly injured in the panic.

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.

"It didn't look like the MARTA police knew or was aware of what was going on, the officers that were actually at the station". "It was like he was aiming at me, my sister and her boyfriend".

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In October 2016, a shooting occurred near the Ashby MARTA station. Two men and a woman who were wounded by gunfire were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

"Due to a Police action the Wst End Stn is close, there is no train or bus service at the station". It transports about 430,000 passengers every day.

The shooter got on the train just like anyone else, he said: "He was wearing headphones and just bobbing his head". In the meantime, MARTA ridership is up to some degree as some commuters opt for the train as a way to avoid traffic headaches.

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. A suspect has been detained and the investigation is ongoing.

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