February 20, 2024
A gunman sprayed a Metrolink prepare with bullets late Wednesday night time at a Palmdale station, leaving two folks hospitalized and a passenger automobile pocked with holes.

The capturing occurred close to the platform the place the northbound Antelope Valley Line prepare 229 was departing for Lancaster. Authorities mentioned two folks exterior the prepare have been hit as bullets additionally struck the passenger automobile.

The prepare’s passengers reported the gunfire, mentioned Scott Johnson.

One of many capturing victims was wounded in a hip and the opposite in a calf, mentioned Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Stowers. Their accidents weren’t life-threatening, he mentioned. Emergency responders took them to a hospital for remedy.

Some media retailers mentioned a lady injured her head whereas dodging gunfire, however Stowers was unable to substantiate these studies.

Authorities had no data on what led to the incident or the identification of the shooter as detectives continued their investigation.

The prepare skilled a virtually one-hour delay as L.A. County sheriff’s deputies performed the investigation. Metrolink has eliminated the bullet-damaged passenger automobile from service.

No different Metrolink companies have been affected.

When requested about security issues amongst passengers who take the Antelope Valley Line, Scott mentioned, “Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and armed safety officers recurrently trip Antelope Valley Line trains to offer security and safety.”