LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police asked for the public’s help Thursday to find who shot a man in the abdomen following an argument on a Metro bus.

The shooting happened at about 12:07 p.m. Monday on a Metro bus on Line 207, according to the Los Angeles County sheriff’s transit policing division. The 30-year-old man’s injury was discovered at Western Avenue and 60th Street.

The shooting was initially reported as a bystander caught in the cross-fire of a gang dispute.

After processing the crime scene and surrounding area, interviews with witnesses and a review of the bus’s surveillance system, detectives determined that the gunman and the victim became involved in a verbal altercation not long after the suspect got onto the bus. The suspect took out a handgun and shot the man in the abdomen, then ran off the bus with a possible accomplice, authorities said.

The suspect was described as a black man between 18 and 20 years old, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot6, 140 to 150 pounds, last seen wearing a black baseball cap with a Chicago White Sox logo, a black T-shirt and blue jean shorts.

Sheriff’s detectives say the suspect should not be approached and that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about suspect or the shooting can call 911 or LASD Transit Policing Division detectives at (888) 950-SAFE (7233).


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