Suspect Shoots Man on Metro Line Platform, Crashes SUV at Construction Site

Los Angeles Metro Gold L Line train

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BOYLE HEIGHTS (CNS) - Police have taken into custody Friday a man suspected of shooting another man on a Metro Gold Line platform, then carjacking an SUV and crashing it a half a mile away.

A man in his 20s was standing at the Metro Gold Line Pico/Aliso station on 1st Street near Utah Street when the suspected gunman approached him around 10 p.m. Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim was shot in the leg or foot and ran onto a train, according to media reports. He was later taken to a hospital and was in stable condition, according to CBS 2. No other people on the platform were injured in the shooting.

Witnesses told CBS 2 the suspect ran away.

Los Angeles police say the suspect carjacked a woman driving a white Lexus SUV nearby and drove away. The suspect lost control of the SUV, crashed through a fence at a construction site and landed in a pit, police said.

The suspect, who police say threw the gun away from the SUV, was taken into custody by police at the scene. The name of the man, about 18-20 years old, was not immediately available.

The Gold Line service was not interrupted.

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