LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An operator for a Metro train was shot and wounded when someone opened fire on the train as it was pulling into a station in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles early Friday morning.
The transit agency announced a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the shooter.READ MORE: Flyers Containing Hate Speech Related To Jewish People Distributed To Beverly Hills Homes
The Gold Line train was pulling into Indiana Station – located between Gleason Avenue and East 2nd Street – at around 4:10 a.m. when a gunman opened fire on the train, hitting the operator twice, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The operator was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and was later upgraded to stable condition.
“We’re still searching for the suspect, we don’t have one in custody, and again the investigators are looking at platform video and train video to see if we can identify him,” an LASD official told CBSLA.READ MORE: Hollywood Christmas Parade Returns Sunday After Year Off Due To COVID-19
LASD Transit officials released a photo of the suspect, who is described as a Hispanic man wearing a white hat, grey hoodie, blue jeans, and carrying a black umbrella.
“Earlier today one of our rail operators was shot at Indiana Station and is hospitalized,” Metro said in a statement. “We wish him a safe recovery and will continue to support the operator and his family.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact LASD Transit Service Bureau at (323) 563-5041.MORE NEWS: Inside SoCal: 11/28 Wrap-Up