ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – An argument led to a fatal shooting Saturday morning on one train around the Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink station.

The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Investigators say one man died from his injuries in the shooting.

A spokesperson from Bi-State Development says officers were on another area of the same train when the shooting occurred. Police arrested the suspect almost immediately as the train pulled into the station. The victim was quickly rushed to a hospital before he was pronounced deceased.

The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating the shooting, though has not yet identified the suspect or victim, nor disclose information on possible charges.

Chris Beno takes the train almost every day. He said he was going to a friend’s house Saturday morning when he heard of the shooting.

“At first, I didn’t know until I pulled up here, and noticed all the officers and everything going on,” he said. “I was kind of shocked, startled, because I mean this doesn’t happen much on this line here.”

Ross McGuire, who is visiting St. Louis from Scotland, tells FOX 2 the situation is quite shocking.

“It’s just a shocking state of affairs. They really need to sort something out with the gun laws,” said McGuire. “I mean I know that can be a controversial opinion, sort of split down the middle in this country. which is mad.”

Train routes running between the Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 and Brentwood I-64 stations were stalled for a few hours due to the situation. MetroLink’s service has been restored, though there could be delays to the normal route schedule.

Bi-State Development released this statement in part, on behalf of Kevin B. Scott, General Manager of Security:

“We are steadfastly committed to improving safety and security our transit system and are diligently moving forward with the Secure Platform Plan. While heat of the moment incidents like this one are impossible to predict, new high security gates to access the platform, new fencing and other improvements like the surveillance camera monitoring capabilities from the Real Time Camera Center, will help make the transit system safer for our customers, our police and security partners, and our team members. 

We are disappointed when any incident happens in our city or on our transit system, but we cannot prevent the crime occurring in the region from spilling over on our transit system. We can promise that rigorous collaboration with our police partners is a high priority and that we will always provide a professional response. We remain committed to our fundamental security approach  — partnerships, infrastructure investments, and a gated platform access system.”

The St. Louis County Police Department is looking for more information tied to the investigation. If you have any details relevant to it, contact the department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStopppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).