On Monday, September 7th at around noon, as Metro Bus line 207 arrived at it’s stop on Western Avenue and 60th Street in Los Angeles, a man opened fire, striking one victim in the abdomen.
The suspect fled right after the shooting with another possible suspect. However, a surveillance camera in the bus was able to provide a clear description of the suspect, along with the witnesses who were present.
The Los Angeles police revealed the surveillance footage to the public on Thursday in order to gain assistance in locating and identifying the suspect.
According to the report, the suspect was described as a short, 18 to 20-year-old black man weighing around 150 lbs. He was wearing a black Chicago White Sox hat, a black t-shirt, and blue jean shorts.
Initially, investigators believed that the victim was a bystander who was caught in a cross-fire from the suspect and another man who were in a gang violence dispute, which they thought was the motive for the shooting. However those initial reports were deemed to be a little too premature. After in-depth interviews with the witnesses, it was found that the suspect and the victim had been in a verbal altercation prior to the shooting.
After emergency treatment, the victim was reported to be in stable condition.
Anyone with information was asked to call 911 or Sheriff’s Department Transit Policing Division detectives at 888-950-SAFE.