Crime & Justice

Man fatally shot along Los Angeles Metro line, deputies say

File: Metro Rail tunnel.
File: Metro Rail tunnel.
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2:22 p.m.: Deputy reportedly shot at suspect

A Metro security guard fired a round at the suspect believed responsible for shooting and killing a man on the Blue Line on Friday, according to NBC4.

The victim was found on the tracks after authorities were alerted to a man with a gun on a train at around 8:40 a.m.

Sheriff's detective Lt. Steve Jauch told NBC4 the victim chased the shooter down the tracks after a struggle between the two, but the gunman turned and fired on him.

The security guard then fired at the gunman, who escaped along the tracks and hasn't been caught, Jauch said.

1:37 p.m.: Man fatally shot along Los Angeles Metro line

Deputies have discovered the remains of a man with multiple gunshot wounds along a Los Angeles Metro rail line.

KABC reports authorities were alerted about a man with a gun on a train at around 8:40 a.m. Friday.

Deputies went to several stations, not knowing what train the suspect was on.

The victim was found at Artesia Station in Compton and taken to a trauma center, where he was later pronounced dead.

The assailant remains at large. No description was immediately available.

Bus shuttles are being used to transport passengers while Metro Blue Line service at the Artesia Station is suspended.