After yet another incident that received widespread media coverage, the leaders of the Houston Metro Police Department announced on Thursday that they are taking measures to strengthen security on municipal train and bus lines. They also urged riders to have a level head in the wake of the news.
These reassurances came after a lady was shot and injured at the Palm Center Transit Station less than a day earlier. While coming off a train at the station on Wednesday night, the unidentified woman was hit in the arm by a bullet. The incident occurred at the station. She was reportedly operated on after she arrived at the hospital where she was taken. On Thursday, there was no information regarding her condition.
Woman fatally shot on LA Metro train; suspect at large.
A lady who was fatally shot on a Los Angeles Metro Rail train on Sunday is the subject of a police investigation to identify the person or persons responsible for the shooting.
Just after 5 a.m., officers with the Los Angeles Police Department arrived to the scene at Hollywood and Vine, where they discovered bystanders doing CPR to the victim, who has not been identified at this time. Officers administered first aid, but a physician at a neighbouring hospital judged the woman to be deceased.
The victim, who was seated nearby the suspect, engaged in a verbal disagreement with the suspect, who was described by witnesses as being “agitated” and pacing up and down the train car. It is not known whether or if the two were familiar with one another.
According to the police, the suspect got off the train at the Hollywood and Vine station, fired multiple shots at the victim, and then ran out of the station onto Hollywood Boulevard once the train had stopped. He was attired in a dark hat, a surgical mask, and blue shorts. His jacket was also blue.
The station, however, remained closed for a number of hours. It is a portion of the B line, which connects downtown Los Angeles to North Hollywood in the San Fernando Valley. Along this route, there are stops close to Grand Central Market, the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Staples Center, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Universal Studios.
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Metro Police Chief Vera Bumpers stated that investigators believed that the woman and the suspected shooter knew one other and that she had been trying to seek “safe haven” at the train station. However, no arrests have been made in connection with the crime.
According to what Bumpers said, “He was able to find her while the train was on a layover.”
Aboard Thursday afternoon, Bumpers, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, and other authorities held a news conference in an effort to allay anxieties regarding allegations of rising violence on Metro vehicles.
After yet another incident of high-profile violence on a Metro property, the Houston Metro Police Department announced on Thursday that it was taking measures to increase security on city train and bus lines. Officials also urged riders of the public transportation system to keep a level head in the aftermath of the incident.
These reassurances came after a lady was shot and injured at the Palm Center Transit Station less than a day earlier. While exiting a train at the station on Wednesday night, the unidentified woman was struck by gunfire in the arm. The incident occurred at the station. She was reportedly operated on after she arrived at the hospital where she was taken. On Thursday, there was no information regarding her condition.
There have been no arrests made in connection with the attack; however, Metro Police Chief Vera Bumpers stated on Thursday that investigators believed the woman and the alleged shooter knew each other, and that she had been attempting to find “safe haven” at the train station.
According to what Bumper stated, “He was able to find her while the train was on a layover.”
Aboard Thursday afternoon, Bumpers, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, and other authorities attended a news conference in an effort to allay anxieties regarding recent claims of rising violence on Metro vehicles.
Bumpers spoke to a total of seven assaults that had taken place on Metro trains or buses since October and stated that a suspect had been located in five of those seven incidents. The assaults include two instances in which passengers on Metro trains were fatally stabbed by their attackers.
“In the future, you will see cops from both the Metro Police Department and the Houston Police Department posing as civilians,” said Finner. “We want to ensure that everything is in a secure environment.”
According to Finner, residents of Houston should keep in mind that every day, thousands of people ride Metro cars, and all of them get at their destinations without incident.
Finner expressed his concern by stating, “I don’t want people to just hit the panic button.” “We are going to have to identify those few individuals who are responsible for the issues that our city is experiencing, and we are going to have to work on them,”