Fatal shooting at downtown Dallas DART station

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by CYNTHIA VEGA & WALT ZWIRKO

WFAA

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 18 at 9:53 AM

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DALLAS — An argument that started aboard a northbound Blue Line train erupted in deadly violence early Wednesday morning.

DART spokesman Morgan Lyons said a 20-year-old man was shot after exiting the train at the downtown Pearl Station shortly after midnight.

He was taken to Baylor University Medical Center in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead.

Lyons said there were no injuries to any of the other 20 persons aboard the train, and no one else on the platform was hurt.

DART police are interviewing three possible suspects in connection with the case.

Authorities said  they believe the incident began as an argument aboard the northbound Blue Line DART train last night. When the train came to a stop at Pearl Station is when the argument took a deadly turn, they said.

The shooting victim had just exited the train and was standing on the platform when police said an armed man inside the train took aim and fired.

The Pearl Station was closed temporarily during the investigation, but rail service is now running on schedule.

DART police said Dallas police may join them in their investigation of the shooting.

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