3 Men Sought After Fatal Shooting at Boyle Heights Metro Station; Gold Line Resumes Normal Service

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A man was shot and killed at a Boyle Heights Metro station on Aug. 8, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Investigators were searching Sunday for three men in their 20s after a man was shot and killed at a Boyle Heights Metro subway station the previous night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

A shooting was reported at a Gold Line station at the intersection of Soto and East First streets (map) around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials.

A victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting occurred after three Hispanic men in their 20s approached the victim near the station’s street elevators, Sheriff’s Department officials said.

A verbal altercation ensued and one of the three men produced a handgun and shot the victim “numerous” times.

The three men then fled westbound on East First Street.

Further details were not made available and officials did not say if the shooting was caught on surveillance footage.

One woman who lives in the area told KTLA she wasn’t surprised by the incident.

“I’ve been born and raised in East L.A. and this is what we see every single day,” Sheila Flores said. “Ambulance, you hear them all night long, you can’t even sleep.”

After the shooting, the Gold Line bypassed the Boyle Heights station but resumed normal service by Sunday morning, Metro tweeted around 5:40 a.m.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.