Victim identified in Five Points MARTA station shooting

Five Points MARTA shooting victim identified

ATLANTA – Flying bullets near downtown Atlanta’s Five Points MARTA station left one person injured and another dead, Saturday.

Police believe there was some sort argument that occurred on Alabama Street in front of the MARTA station before two to four shots were fired.

They believe the victims had nothing to do with that argument, however.

According to police, the injured victim was passing by when he was struck by a stray bullet. It's unknown at this time whether the person who was killed was the intended target of the shooter.

The shooting is now a chilling thought for people who ride MARTA everyday.

"I mean, what's it for?" one rider asked. "You know what I mean? I just feel bad about it."

The victim was later identified as 34-year-old Jaron Ramsby. Police said he was taken to Grady before he died.

PHOTOS: Police, first responders amass at Five Points MARTA station

At this point, the suspect is still on the run. 

11Alive's Ryan Kruger is on the scene gathering information. He reports that police are using MARTA security cameras in the area to try to track down the suspect.

"We'll be checking the video to see if we caught anything," a police spokesperson told 11Alive. "All that will help us with our investigation."

They also hope that someone at one of the most used MARTA stations in the city may have seen something. Despite the location, it's not yet clear if the victims had actually been on one of the trains previously or if they just happened to be in the area.

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