3 People Shot on NJ PATH Train, Started With a Man Bumping Into a Woman: Updated

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 25, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

UPDATE:  A suspect has been identified in the shooting that took place on the New Jersey PATH train Sunday morning: 34-year-old Tari Turpin of East Orange was apprehended after running a few blocks from the Newport station after the incident, reports CBS Local. The Newport station was closed due to police activity, but reopened at about 10:20 a.m. 

Turpin was charged with aggravated assault and a weapons offense, reports CBS. 

Original article:

Around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, three people were shot and wounded on the PATH train in New Jersey near the Newport Station, reports NBC New York.

The victims are at Jersey City Medical Center and are expected to survive. They have not been identified. Train service is bypassing Newport because of the police investigation.  Service between Journal Square and Hoboken was temporarily suspended but has resumed. 

Witnesses described the scene to My Fox NY as wild and chaotic, with people fleeing the shots. They told Fox that two people bumped into each other and then one person pulled out the gun and began shooting. 

Witnesses told WABC-TV News a man bumped into a woman; her brother confronted the man for bumping into his sister; the man pulled out a gun and shot the woman in the ankle and her brother in the leg; the brother pulled out a gun and returned fire, injuring the shooter.  

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Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.