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04-14-2017, 09:19 AM

Atlanta train shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 injured
By Associated Press
April 14, 2017 | 2:08am

ATLANTA — The shooting that killed a man and wounded three other riders Thursday on an Atlanta public transit train appears to be a “targeted, isolated incident,” officials said.

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority police Chief Wanda Dunham said in a statement late Thursday that officers arrested a suspect in the death of Zachariah Hunnicutt at the West Lake station. She did not release the suspect’s name or details about what led to the shooting.

The shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. Thursday near the station, which was closed for several hours afterward.

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

“Everybody’s sitting down. It’s quiet,” he recalled. “After we pulled off, we heard a sound like a crash, like we ran into maybe a tree limb that was on the track. Then like three seconds later, I’m hearing pop, pop, pop. I look back and see a guy’s back and see his outstretched arm. I’m like ‘Yo, man, this is a shooter.’ Then I’m running for the door.”

Peterson said a woman and her child were in front of him when they got to the door connecting cars and ran through, but the next door was jammed.

“When we finally get it open, there’s a whole crowd of people who came up behind us and we fall. We’re laying there trapped, but I don’t hear anymore shooting, so I’m feeling a little better,” he said.

He said people started moving as the train pulled into the station.

The shooter got on the train just like anyone else, he said: “He was wearing headphones and just bobbing his head. There was no argument or anything. Then I heard the first pop.”

MARTA spokesman Burton said one man died at the scene. Two men and a woman who were wounded by gunfire were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Grady spokeswoman Denise Simpson said the victims there were in stable condition with wounds that were not life threatening. In addition to the three shot, one person injured in the panic was brought to the hospital, she said.

Beginning Friday, MARTA will increase the number of officers throughout the system, Dunham said.

“We want to reassure all of our riders that the security of our passengers remains our number one priority,” MARTA CEO Keith Parker said in a statement.

04-14-2017, 02:23 PM

MARTA shooting suspect arrested after he trips, falls
Updated: Apr 14, 2017 - 12:48 PM

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ATLANTA - One man is dead and three others have been injured after someone opened fire on a MARTA train Thursday afternoon.

The shooting happened at the West Lake MARTA station just before 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Channel 2’s Matt Johnson spoke with a witness who said she went to the MARTA station to pick up a friend and instead found him running out of the station because he said he had just witnessed four people being shot on the train.

The victim who died has been identified as Zachariah Hunnicutt, 38.

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The suspect was identified as Chauncy Lee Daniels. He is facing multiple charges of aggravated assault, murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The suspect has been taken into custody. Witnesses said the suspect tried to run, but tripped, :pand that’s when officers were able to take him into custody.