Shooting in Pittsburg BART Station Parking Lot Briefly Stops Trains

By: Brian Shields - Fri, 28 Dec 2012 01:15:46 -0800

PITTSBURG (BCN) -- A shooting in the Pittsburg BART station parking lot sent an  18-year-old man into surgery Thursday night, a deputy police chief said.

Police received reports of a gunshot victim in the parking lot  there at 6:50 p.m., Deputy Police Chief Ben Fairow said.

The victim was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek  with life-threatening injuries and he required surgery tonight, Fairow said.

Police have not located a suspect in the case and are continuing  to gather evidence in the parking lot and interview witnesses.

There was a vehicle collision in the lot that was somehow related  to the shooting, but Fairow said that it was unclear whether the victim was  driving the car when he was shot.

Trains were held at the station and other trains were not  permitted to enter the station while police investigated and ensured that a  possible suspect was not departing on a train. Trains later resumed normal  service.

Pittsburg police and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office are  assisting BART police in the investigation.

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