Man shot at Metro Red Line station in East Hollywood, suspect in custody

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EAST HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 45-year-old man at a Metro Red Line station this morning in East Hollywood, a police officer said.

The shooting occurred at 1 a.m. at the Red Line station in the 1500 block of North Vermont Avenue, said Officer Sal Ramirez of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section.

The shooting victim was taken to an area hospital in stable condition, Ramirez said.

The same Metro station was the scene of a sexual assault on March 14, when police and Metro officials say a transient punched, choked and raped a woman in the station’s emergency exit stairwell.

That suspect, who police said frequents the Metro stations from Compton to Santa Monica, was described as a black man with brown eyes, between 5-feet-7 inches and-5 feet-10 inches tall, between 165 and 180 pounds, with a shaved head, an earring on his right ear and a 2- to 3-inch scar on his left forearm. He wore all dark clothing.

Anyone with information on that case was urged to call Transit Watch at (888) 950-SAFE; Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS; or LAPD detectives at (323) 561-3328.

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