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Train passengers ignored gunman before killing

Police say passengers on a San Francisco train ignored a gunman who displayed a weapon before a deadly shooting. (Source: KTVU/CNN) Police say passengers on a San Francisco train ignored a gunman who displayed a weapon before a deadly shooting. (Source: KTVU/CNN)

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU/CNN) - Police investigating a deadly shooting on a commuter train say other passengers busy with their mobile phones ignored the gunman - even though he was openly displaying his weapon.

On September 23, police say an armed man on a Muni train pulled out a gun and pointed it three or four times.

But investigators say no one noticed - apparently because they were all using smart-phones.

They did look up when the gunman fired, killing a San Francisco State University student.

Police say the victim, Justin Valdez, 20, was apparently targeted at random.

The 30-year-old shooter was arrested the next day.

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