VIDEO: 1 dead, 1 hurt in police shooting near West Oakland BART Station


OAKLAND (KRON) — One of the two people who were shot in a police shooting near the West Oakland BART Station on Wednesday night died, police said.

Oakland Police Officer Johnna Watson says two men were taken to nearby hospitals after a BART officer fired shots near the station at around 4:41 p.m.

An on-duty BART officer dressed in full police uniform was inside the station when he heard an active shooting taking place, Oakland Police said.

The BART officer responded to the shooting which was located near the intersection of 7th Street and Chester Street.

The officer saw two men in a struggle with each other, police said.

Police say one of the men was armed with a handgun.

After police gave several commands, the officer fired gun striking the man who armed with a handgun, according to police.

He later succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators are attempting to clarify how the other man was shot, police said.

The second man shot was listed in stable condition and has since been released from the hospital.

Oakland police are assisting BART police with the incident.

A gun has been recovered at the scene.

Investigators learned that the BART officer was wearing a body worn camera that captured the incident.

This case is on-going investigation and identification is being withheld, pending next of kin notification.

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