A gunman sprayed a Metrolink prepare with bullets late Wednesday night time at a Palmdale station, leaving two individuals hospitalized and a passenger automotive pocked with holes.
The taking pictures occurred close to the platform the place the northbound Antelope Valley Line prepare 229 was departing for Lancaster. Authorities stated two individuals exterior the prepare had been hit as bullets additionally struck the passenger automotive.
The prepare’s passengers reported the gunfire, stated Scott Johnson.
One of many taking pictures victims was wounded in a hip and the opposite in a calf, stated Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Stowers. Their accidents weren’t life-threatening, he stated. Emergency responders took them to a hospital for therapy.
Some media retailers stated a lady injured her head whereas dodging gunfire, however Stowers was unable to verify these studies.
Authorities had no data on what led to the incident or the id of the shooter as detectives continued their investigation.
The prepare skilled an almost one-hour delay as L.A. County sheriff’s deputies performed the investigation. Metrolink has eliminated the bullet-damaged passenger automotive from service.
No different Metrolink companies had been affected.
When requested about security considerations amongst passengers who take the Antelope Valley Line, Scott stated, “Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and armed safety officers commonly trip Antelope Valley Line trains to offer security and safety.”