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Passengers using phones didn't notice gunman

  • When a gunman looked to kill someone on a crowded train in San Francisco last month, many passengers failed to notice him since they were so busy using their smartphones. 

    The security feed shows that the killer clearly pointed the .45 caliber pistol across the aisle surrounded by other passengers. The district attorney mentioned that people were "completely oblivious of their surroundings." 

    "They're just so engrossed, texting and reading and whatnot," he said. 

    The police chief of the city said cell phone videos provide useful evidence but technology is making people unaware of their surroundings and more vulnerable. 

    The 30-year old gunman has been charged with shooting a university student at random. 

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