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Person at Columbia Heights metro station shoots train from platform after fight on board, WMATA says

No victims have been located. This is the second shooting at the station in two weeks.

WASHINGTON — WMATA confirmed Wednesday evening that there was a shooting at the Columbia Heights metro station after a fight broke out on a train.

The Metro Transit Police Department was called to the platform around 7:20 p.m. The train was then stopped shortly after at Mt. Vernon Square. No victims have been located, police said. 

Due to the police activity, Green and Yellow Line trains proceeded to single-track at Mt. Vernon Square, temporarily bypassing Columbia Heights. WMATA is working on establishing a shuttle bus service, and regular route Metrobus line service is currently available as a route alternative.

This is the second shooting at the station in the past two weeks. On Monday, Nov. 29, a 19-year-old was shot on the train at Columbia Heights. 

The MTPD was called to the shooting around 3:45 p.m. The 19-year-old was possibly shot in the leg. DC Police have said the man was conscious and breathing.

According to WMATA, the victim claimed he was sitting on the train when he saw two strangers arguing nearby. Then, one of the two people took out a gun and exited the train, shooting inside it and hitting the victim in the leg. The two people involved in the incident ran from the train after the shooting. 

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

RELATED: Shooting injures one at Columbia Heights Metro station, police say

The week before, two people were shot and injured near Columbia Heights Metro in the 3000 block of 14th Street Northwest just before 7:30 p.m. One man and one woman were both injured in the shooting.

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