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BART police investigating gunshot aboard SF train, suspect at large

A BART Police office stands guard at the Powell Street BART station entrance in San Francisco. | Amy Osborne/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images | Source: Amy Osborne/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

A man who allegedly pistol-whipped a passenger on a BART train on Thursday night accidentally fired the gun and the bullet grazed the victim's head, a spokesperson for the transit agency said on Friday. 

At about 10 p.m., two men got into an argument on the San Francisco International Airport-bound train approaching Embarcadero Station in San Francisco, BART officials said. During the argument, one suspect pulled out a handgun and began pistol-whipping the other man. The gun went off, and the bullet grazed the victim's head.

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BART Police arrived to the approaching train but could not located the victim or the suspect, according to BART. 

Surveillance footage was pulled to aid in the investigation, and police believe they located the victim near 16th Street Mission Station at 10:45 p.m. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to live. 

The suspect is still outstanding, BART officials said. 

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