Gunman Sought in Shooting Death of Woman on Metro Train in Hollywood

Witnesses told police the gunman shot the woman and exited the train at Hollywood and Vine.

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Police area searching for a gunman who shot and killed a woman early Sunday morning on a train at a Metro subway station in Hollywood. 

The shooting was reported at about 5 a.m. at the Hollywood/Vine Station. The woman, who has not been identified, suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Witnesses were performing CPR when LAPD and MTA officers arrived. The woman died at a hospital. 

Witnesses reported an “agitated” man pacing on the train who had an argument with the victim, the LAPD said. The gunman shot her and left the B Line train when it stopped at Hollywood and Vine, police said. 

The man exited onto Hollywood Boulevard. 

The B (Red) Line connects downtown Los Angeles with North Hollywood in the San Fernando Valley. It has stops near Grand Central Market, LA Convention Center, Staples Center, MacArthur Park, the Pantages Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Universal Studios.

No arrests were reported Monday.

The attacker was described by police as a man wearing a blue jacket and shorts with white shoes. He also was wearing a dark hat and a surgical mask and appeared to be in his mid-20s. His hair was in a pony tail or bun.

Police released security camera images of the man Monday.

It was not immediately clear whether the victim and shooter knew each other.

Anyone with information on the shooting can contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at 213-382-9470.

Trains skipped the Hollywood/Vine Station while the death was investigated, and bus shuttles were requested, Metro said.

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