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1 dead after shooting on Metro train in West Adams

Investigation continues after man shot and killed on Metro train in South LA
Investigation continues after man shot and killed on Metro train in South LA 02:12

One person is dead after a shooting that happened on a Metro train in the West Adams area of South Los Angeles on Friday. 

It happened at around 7:20 p.m. at the JeffersonLa Cienega Station, located in the 6600 block of Jefferson Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. 

Officers arrived to find that one a man that had died after being shot in the head. On Saturday he was identified as 38-year-old Juan Garcia. 

They are searching for three suspects who fled from the area riding skateboards. 

"There's some indication that there was possibly an altercation or fight here at the ground level and that the individuals ran upstairs on the platform and boarded a train that was here at the station," said LAPD Captain Jaime Bennett. 

Related: A timeline of violence on Metro buses and trains since the beginning of 2024

Because of the investigation, Metro has turned all E Line trains back from the Culver City and La Brea stations. 

SkyCal flew over the site of the shooting, where more than a dozen police officers could be seen as they investigated the circumstances surrounding the incident. 

No further information has yet been provided. 

"Violence on the streets that spills over onto our public transit systems is an increasing issue in the Greater Los Angeles area. Metro extends its condolences to the family and friends of the victim's family," said a statement from a Metro spokesperson.

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