Man shot multiple times on BART train near Fruitvale station; police looking for suspect

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An investigation is underway after a man was shot multiple times on a BART train near the Fruitvale station Friday afternoon, according to police.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- An investigation is underway after a man was shot multiple times on a BART train near the Fruitvale station Friday afternoon, according to police.

Officers responded to the Lake Merritt station around 1:25 p.m. for reports of a shooting on board an arriving train. They immediately shut down the station as they looked for possible victims and the shooter.

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BART police say an officer located the one victim and immediately applied a tourniquet to a wound which likely saved the man's life. He was taken to Highland Hospital with life-threatening injuries but is in stable condition.

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.

BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez said officers detained a man outside the Lake Merritt station who matched the description of the suspect but he was later released as not being connected to the shooting.

The train where the shooting happened was taken out of service. The case prompted major delays on the Berryessa line in the Daly City, Richmond, Berryessa and Dublin/Pleasanton directions, according to BART.

Bay City News Service contributed to this article.

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