Train service on the Metro Green and Blue lines was disrupted Sunday in Willowbrook while authorities investigated the fatal shooting of a man at the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station allegedly by a man shot and wounded by deputies.
The shooting was reported about 2 p.m. on the C-Line Platform at the Rosa Parks Metro station in the 11600 block of Willowbrook Avenue, said Deputy Eva Jimenez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Deputies from the Transit Services Bureau were flagged down by a Metro rail patron who advised them a man had just been shot on the C-Line Platform at the Metro station,” Jimenez said.
Four deputies spotted the suspect waiting on the platform, she said.
“The suspect jumped down to the eastbound rail tracks and pointed and fired a handgun at the deputies,” Jimenez said. “Deputies returned fire, striking the suspect.”
The suspect walked up behind the victim and “fired one round to the back of his head,” homicide Lt. Derrick Alfred told reporters at the scene. That 50- to 60-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The wounded suspect was taken to a hospital by paramedics and his condition was not known, Jimenez said.
No deputies were injured, she said.
Metro spokesman Rick Jager told City News Service that Green Line trains were being turned back at the Avalon and Long Beach stations, while Blue Line trains were being turned back at the 103rd Street and Compton stations.
Bus shuttles were ordered up to serve stranded passengers.
The Blue Line resumed normal service shortly before 4 p.m., but the Green Line was still affected until further notice.
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