An armed suspect remained at large Friday afternoon after a man was shot at the San Rafael Transit Center, police said.
Officers shut down Platform C of the bus station near Third Street and Tamalpais Avenue after the shooting took place at 12:58 p.m., according to San Rafael Police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher.
A man pulled up in a car near Marin Filmworks on Tamalpais Avenue, got out and shot the man on the platform with a handgun. The victim fled from the gunman about 100 yards away and fell near Platform B, Rohrbacher said.
The suspect fled on southbound Highway 101 in what was described as gold sedan. A countywide bulletin was dispatched and law enforcement officers prepared roadblocks.
"There was panic all over," Golden Gate Transit bus driver Steve Telesmanic said. Telesmanic pulled in to the east side of the station when he heard loud shots being fired. He had around 10 passengers in his bus at the time.
The incident occurred when several buses were pulling in to the station for their 1 p.m. stops. Bus driver Mike Domenichelli estimated that there were around 200 people, including several young children, in the station when the shooting happened.
An officer from Barbier Security assisted the victim by making a tourniquet to stop the bleeding as they waited for police to arrive on the scene. Domenichelli described the wound as a large hole on the victim's leg.
Paramedics transported the 22-year-old injured man to Marin General Hospital, and his injuries were not considered life threatening, Rohrbacher said. The victim's bloody jeans were left near a cement bench in the middle of the station as police taped off the crime scene.
The suspect was described as a black man, about 6-foot-4 and wearing dark clothes, according to Rohrbacher.
"We have no information about how the men knew each other or how many people were in the car," she said.
Platform C near Tamalpais Avenue will remain closed throughout the afternoon. Rorhbacher said the
Buses were using Platforms A and B. Traffic around the station began to slow as police investigate.
The last shooting in San Rafael took place the day after Thanksgiving when two men were injured in a shooting outside a Club 101, at 815 Francisco Blvd. West.
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