A man was fatally shot at the bustling Ashby train station in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, prompting a police investigation and causing distress among local residents. The MARTA police responded to reports of the shooting shortly before 4:30 p.m.
When officers arrived at the scene of the crime, they discovered a man who had been shot in the head. He was subsequently pronounced dead inside the station.
Authorities are still searching for the shooter, and the victim’s identity has not been released. The victim’s sister, however, has spoken out. She revealed that her brother was on a train headed home when the shooting occurred. Concerned family members rushed to the Ashby station after realizing too much time had passed.
The victim’s sisters anxiously waited near the scene, hoping for updates from investigators, only to have their worst fears confirmed when they learned their brother had been killed. The events that led to the shooting have not yet been disclosed by the police.
Major Matthew Carrier of the MARTA Police acknowledged that witnesses have been scarce, but noted that several people rushed to the victim’s aid after hearing the gunshots.
As the investigation unfolded, officials announced that the incident affected the westbound platform at the station on Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.
Consequently, trains were boarding at the eastbound platforms of the Vine City and Ashby stations. To accommodate affected passengers, MARTA provided credits for Uber or Lyft rides.