3 Wounded After Confrontation Sparks Shooting on PATH Train

The fight broke out around 5:30 a.m. as the train was entering the Newport Station in Jersey City

By Marc Santia and Lori Bordonaro
|  Monday, Aug 26, 2013  |  Updated 6:16 AM EDT
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3 Wounded After Confrontation Sparks Shooting on PATH Train

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A woman and two men were shot and wounded during a dispute aboard a PATH train Sunday morning, police said.

The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. as the train was entering the Newport Station in Jersey City.

The train was entering the Newport Station in Jersey City at around 5:30 a.m. when authorities say Tori Turpin bumped into a woman on the train, and was confronted by her brother.

Turpin then allegedly shot the woman in the ankle and the brother in the hand, causing the brother to then shoot Turpin in the leg.

"Her brother was sitting next to her and was like you can't shoot my sister like that," said Rocky Dhillon, who was on the train. "So the guy who shot her shot her brother."

Passengers described a chaotic scene on the train as bullets whizzed through the car.

“The trains doors were closing and everyone was terrified trying to get out," said Edgar Cintron. "One door opened so we all just rushed out."

A Port Authority official said the three were taken to Jersey City Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Turpin, 34, of East Orange, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and weapons offenses; police said he has a violent history. His gun was found in the train station after the shooting, according to officials.

Information on a lawyer for Turpin was not immediately available.

PATH train service was suspended between Journal Square and Hoboken for several hours, but normal service later resumed.

Police said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

"We are all still going through video analytics trying to determine sequence of events," said Louie Koumoutsos, a chief with Jersey City Police.

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