Man shoots train passengers after woman says he can't sleep on her

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A gunman shot two passengers and himself on a train in New Jersey after an argument over him sleeping on a woman's shoulder.

Tari Turpin, 34, started shooting aboard a PATH Train in Jersey City on Sunday morning after the dispute.

One victim, a ballet dancer, was shot in the ankle and another in the hand.


According to WABC-TV, Diamond Drummer was set next to Turpin before she was shot.

Her mother Dawn told ABC Local: "She said 'excuse me sir, you're bumping me', and he got upset."

Drummer was with her brother and friends.

There was an argument and Turpin pulled the gun out and began firing.

CBS Local reports that the man who was with Diamond pulled out his own gun after being shot and fired back.

Turpin was shot in the leg but it is believed he shot himself.

Port Authority Police said he was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and weapons offenses.

The two victims were hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries.

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