BART rider shot dead, suspect on the run

A BART passenger was shot dead Saturday evening on a train in or near the West Oakland station, BART officials said.

The shooting occurred at about 7:50 p.m. at or near the station at 1451 Seventh St.

BART police are investigating the shooting and searching for a suspect who fled into the West Oakland neighborhood.

BART officials are describing the male suspect as slim, 6 feet 3 inches tall, black, wearing a green hooded jacket, blue jeans and red and black boxer shorts.

He also had on tan military-style boots and a backpack.

The West Oakland station is closed and BART is providing limited service through the Transbay Tube, according to BART officials.

Trains are not stopping at the West Oakland station.

Trains traveling on the San Francisco to Pittsburg Bay Point line are running their entire route.

Trains on the other line that travels through the Transbay Tube Saturday nights, the Dublin-Pleasanton to Daly City line, is having passengers transfer at the Oakland 12th Street City Center station.

Passengers who parked their cars at the West Oakland station can take Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District buses to the station from either McArthur station or the Lake Merritt station.

From the Lake Merritt station take the 62 bus and from McArthur station take either the 31 or 26 bus.

Anyone with information about the shooting is being asked to call BART police at (510) 464-7000.