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Man Arrested After Shooting On DART Train, Claims Self Defense

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - There was a shooting on a DART train around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

DART said it happened on an Orange Line train at LBJ/Central Station near the Dallas and Richardson city limits.

The station reopened shortly before 10:00 p.m.

The person who was shot, a man in his 40s, was rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest, leg and shoulder.

The alleged gunman, in his 60s, was arrested on the spot for assault with a deadly weapon.

No one else was hurt.

The gun was recovered at the scene.

"We initially suspended rail service but opened for single-track service at that station after approximately 30 minutes. Trains are not opening doors at the station while DART PD investigates. A bus bridge is also in place," DART said in an email Wednesday night.

A video that surfaced on YouTube shows a man claiming he opened fire on the train in self defense.

When asked in the video if he was attacked, the alleged shooter said the other man came at him several times.  He says he kicked the stranger in the chest and tried to kick him off the train before using his gun.

DART would not comment on that claim, saying it's all part of the ongoing police investigation.


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