LOS ANGELES - A man was killed after shots rang out at Metro Station in downtown Los Angeles late Wednesday night and the gunman remains at large, officials said.
The deadly shooting occurred just before midnight at the Blue Line stop located on Washington Boulevard and Long Beach Avenue. Authorities said it appears the victim was shot as the train doors were opening as he was exiting off the train. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Bryan Gutierrez, 18, of Los Angeles, died at scene, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported.
According to police, Gutierrez walked off a train car and was killed by a man who fired multiple shots at him and fled on foot. It was unknown if there was any connection between the gunman and the victim.
Investigators were waiting on surveillance footage from the train and platform to find out the circumstances that may have led up to the shooting.
"Video has to be downloaded and we have to take a closer look at that to see if there was an argument that precipitated the shooting," said Lt. Ryan Rabbett with LAPD’s Homicide Division.
The suspect was described only as a man between 25 and 30 years old; a weapon was not recovered at the scene.
Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call detectives at 213-486-8700; 877-LAPD-247; or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS
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