According to KTLA, a shooting occurred on the Los Angeles Metro Rail train at the Hollywood and Vine station located at Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.
Police responded to a call at approximately 5:11 a.m. on Sunday, October 10, 2021, following a shooting on the train. Witnesses reported that the woman and the suspect got into an argument before the man allegedly pulled out a gun and shot. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, and despite CPR and first aid attempts from passengers and officers, she died on the scene.
The suspect fled the scene and had not been apprehended. It was unclear if the woman and the suspect knew each other.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson has represented numerous victims of shootings along with their families in civil lawsuits in California. Bobby recently provided his insight regarding the rights of victims shot on public transit.
"Trains, like all forms of public transit, have a legal responsibility to keep their passengers and employees safe while on their property. Transit owners should maintain adequate security measures on the trains, including security guards, metal detectors, bag searches, and security cameras. If a violent crime, such as a shooting, occurs on their property and they failed to provide proper security measures, the victims and their families may have grounds to pursue a lawsuit based on their negligence."
"The victim's attorney should be able to prove the crime was reasonably foreseeable in addition to the negligent security. A crime could be deemed foreseeable if previous incidents had taken place on or around the train's property. Victims are highly encouraged to explore their legal options fully under the advice of an experienced violent crimes attorney."