Four people were injured, three critically, in a shooting Friday evening on a Metro A Line (Blue) train as it approached the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station.
The shooting occurred during an argument as the train was heading into the station and the suspects ran out after the doors opened, Fox11 reported.
“There was a big argument and I saw the gun come out and he started firing into a bunch of people,” witness Andrew Maynard told Fox11.
“He started shooting again. I don’t know if there was another gun or he reloaded it. I crouched down and as the guy ran towards me they shot him but it only shot him in the leg.”
Maynard told Fox11 “there was probably 20 people in a 10-foot area.”
“It was pandamonium, complete pandemonium,” Maynard told Fox11.
Maynard identified himself to Fox11 as a Vietnam veteran who was shaken up by the shooting, including having a victim falling at his feet.
The fourth victim was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The shooting was reported at about 7:40 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
KCAL9 reported authorities were searching for three possible suspects, though the sheriff’s department could not provide a suspect description.
Metro anticipates delays to service until further notice because of the shooting, according to Dave Sotero, Metro’s communications director.
C Line (Green) trains are turning back eastbound at the Long Beach Station and returning to Norwalk, Sotero said. Trains are also turning back westbound at the Harbor Freeway Station and returning to Redondo Beach.
A bus bridge has been requested to service the Harbor Freeway, Avalon, Willowbrook/Rosa Parks and Long Beach stations in both directions, Sotero said.
A Line (Blue) trains are bypassing the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station in both directions.
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