Teen suspect arrested in fatal shooting of girl outside West Oakland BART station

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A teenage girl was shot and killed Thursday night in the parking lot of the West Oakland BART station.

Authorities responded to a parking lot on the 7th Street side of the West Oakland station around 10:30 p.m. The 17-year-old girl was taken to Highland Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, BART officials said. 

The name of the girl who died has not been released. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested Friday afternoon outside of his residence in Oakland. He has only been identified as a 16-year-old male. The suspect and victim knew each other, officials said. Neither the shooter or the victim were BART passengers, according to investigators. 

Authorities have not released information on what led to the shooting, but said the incident began on Oakland streets and ended at the BART parking lot.

The suspect was identified using statements from witnesses and an arrest warrant was issued Friday morning, according to a release from BART.

The shooting was captured on BART surveillance video, BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas said.

Bay City News contributed to this report.