WILLOW BROOK (TUSEN) – Four people were injured, three of them seriously, in a shooting tonight at the Willowbrook / Rosa Parks subway station.
The fourth victim was rushed to hospital with minor injuries, according to Los Angeles County firefighters.
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A witness to the shooting said the incident started with an argument.
“At first it was an argument right where the two trains… the two cars connect,” Andrew Maynard said, “and I was halfway through the second. And then I just saw a young man Hispanic pull out a gun and start shooting. He shot three times, then kept arguing, pushing and shoving. Then they shot two or three more times. As the only man ran towards me for s ‘move away from them, they shot him in the leg, then he collapsed right next to me. But by then I was already crouching and trying to hide behind a small thin piece of metal.
The shooting was reported around 7:40 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
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Detectives were watching a security video to see what led to the shooting and where it happened. For the moment, they do not know if this happened on board the train or at the station.
Authorities were looking for three possible suspects, although the sheriff’s department could not provide a description of the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.
Metro expects service delays until further notice due to the shooting, according to Dave Sotero, Metro’s communications director.
Service on the green line was interrupted overnight for the investigation, with shuttle buses providing bridge service. Full service was restored around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Metro tweeted.
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