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Fatal Shooting on Metro Bus in Van Nuys Linked to 3 Killings in San Fernando Valley: LAPD

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A man suspected of killing three people, including two family members, is also tied to a fatal shooting on a Metro bus in Van Nuys that occurred during an intense manhunt on Thursday, police said.

The shooting took place on an Orange Line bus at the Woodley Station, located in the area of Woodley Avenue and Victory Boulevard, just after 12:50 p.m., according to authorities.

Passengers were exiting a bus when they heard gunshots, said Rick Jager, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Someone on the bus was fatally wounded, according to a statement from Metro. Jager previously told KTLA the victim was shot on the platform before the information was updated.

The person's body appeared to be on the front part of the bus, Sky5 aerial video showed. He or she has not yet been identified.

The bus shooting occurred amid a massive manhunt for 26-year-old Zaragoza, who is suspected of killing his father and brother in a Canoga Park apartment before fatally shooting a woman at a gas station in North Hollywood, police said. Two others were injured in those shootings.

Zaragoza was on the bus when the shooting happened, and then he fled, according to LAPD Capt. William Hayes.

It was unclear what prompted the shooting on the Orange Line bus, and investigators indicated they knew of no relationship between Zaragoza and the victim.

"There’s no apparent belief that he knew that individual," Hayes said.

Zaragoza was taken into custody in the Canoga Park area around 2 p.m., roughly 12 hours after the first shooting, according to police.

KTLA's Kareen Wynter, Jennifer Thang and Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this story. 

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