Shooting on Train at Washington, DC Station Leaves 1 Person Injured
At least one person was injured during a shooting on a Metro train in Washington, D.C., police said Tuesday.
The incident took place on the Green Line Metro train at the Anacostia rail station on Tuesday afternoon, NBC Washington reported. Two suspects are in custody while another two persons of interest are being sought, police said.
Metro Transit Police said the shooting isn’t connected with terrorism.
The alleged shooter is 15 years old, according to the Washington Post. The other suspect, a 19-year-old man, was also taken into custody.
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A surveillance camera captured them in the station, and D.C. police later saw them walking on the South Capitol Street Bridge. A witness was taken to the bridge to identify them.
According to FOX5, the victim is a 24-year-old man. He was shot in the upper back in front of other train passengers. He is conscious and breathing.
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A motive has not been determined.
“We identified which side of the station they exited on and we were able to snap that real-time photo of them, share it with the Metropolitan Police Department,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ronald Pavlik.
Police are searching for two persons of interest.
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Green Line trains were temporarily bypassing the Anacostia rail station, but according to reports, the trains are now stopping there. However, riders can expect delays.
Pavlik told the Post that in the past 20 years, he cannot remember a shooting on a Metro train.
“This was a truly anomaly event,” he said.
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