OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A passenger was shot to death on board a BART train in Oakland.

The shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. and prompted the shutdown of the West Oakland station in the San Francisco and East Bay directions.

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Witnesses said the gunman shot the passenger just as the train doors were opening and fled. Stunned passengers tried to help the victim, but the man died.

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Meantime, the suspect is still at large, and police are combing the area.

The suspect was seen running away from the train after the shooting. He is described as a slim, bald, 6’3″ African-American male wearing a green jacket, red and black boxers shorts, and tan military-style boots.

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