UPDATE: Teen arrested in fatal West Oakland BART parking lot shooting

Officials said it was unclear if the victim was a BART rider

Update 03/29, 1:59 p.m.: BART Police arrested a 16-year-old suspect Friday afternoon in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl.

The girl was killed outside West Oakland BART station Thursday night. Oakland Police Department officers, working with BART Police, took the homicide suspect into custody around 1 p.m. on Friday, according to BART.

Witnesses helped lead police to the suspect, according to BART, who was taken into custody outside his home.

“Our robust surveillance network captured the incident and will play a critical role in the prosecution,” said BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas, in a statement.

The original story follows below.

A woman was shot and killed Thursday night in the parking lot of the West Oakland BART station.

The woman was shot in the parking lot on the Seventh Street side of the station at approximately 10:30 p.m., according to BART officials.

She was transported to the hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased. BART officials said it is not known if the victim was a BART rider.

Her name, age and other identifying information have not been released.

The incident caused the closure of the station from about 10:40 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. while emergency crews treated the victim.

During the closure, trains were traveling through the station, but they were not stopping.

BART officials said the suspect in the shooting is still at large. A description of the suspect was not immediately available.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance video related to the incident.

BART officials said the station was open Friday without any impact to service.

-Dennis Culver, Bay City News

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