SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON/BCN) – A 24-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of shooting and killing another man at BART’s Civic Center station in San Francisco on Thursday night, according to the transit agency.

Shane Holman, a San Francisco resident, was arrested following the shooting reported around 8:30 p.m.

Investigators determined that the victim, whose name has not been released, was on an escalator down to the station platform when Holman allegedly ran behind him and shot him with a handgun once they were at the platform, BART officials said.

“The suspect allegedly shot the victim at close range with a handgun on the platform on the bottom of an escalator,” Chief Alvarez said. 

Officers were at the station at the time of the shooting and two other officers assigned to ride trains had stepped off a train at the Civic Center station right after the shooting happened and took Holman into custody.

The victim was taken to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries there.

“At this moment it appears that it could have been targeted but again that’s going to be all part of the investigation, as we continue to research the video and work with other agencies to try to develop that,” Chief Alvarez said. 

The shooting prompted the closure of the station until the end of Thursday night, and Muni buses provided mutual aid for riders to get around the station closure, according to BART.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BART police.

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