One man injured in a shooting on a BART train in Oakland, agency says

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FILE - A BART train arrives at the El Cerrito del Norte BART station platform in El Cerrito, Calif. on July 6, 2022.

FILE - A BART train arrives at the El Cerrito del Norte BART station platform in El Cerrito, Calif. on July 6, 2022.

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An adult male who was injured in a shooting on a BART train in Oakland on Friday afternoon is in stable conditions, officials said at a press conference.

BART police said the incident occurred at 1:25 p.m. on a Daly City-bound train at the Fruitvale station when a suspect opened fire with a handgun, shooting the man once in his leg and once in his arm. The train stopped at the the next station, Lake Merritt, where BART police arrived on scene immediately, providing first aid to the victim until medical professionals arrived. The victim was transported to Highland Hospital in Oakland.

The suspect in the shooting fled from the Fruitvale station and is still at large, BART said. A description of the suspect will be released after the agency reviews surveillance footage.

The train where the shooting happened was taken out of service. The Lake Merritt Station was temporarily closed but is now reopened. The incident caused major residual delays on the Berryessa line in the Daly City, Richmond, Berryessa and Dublin/Pleasanton directions, BART said.

This is a developing story and details will be added as they become available.

Bay City News contributed to this story.