Deadly shooting aboard Metro bus under investigation in Commerce

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

An investigation is underway following a deadly shooting aboard a Metro bus in Commerce on Thursday.

Deputies responded to the 6200 block of Slauson Avenue, between Eastern and Garfield Avenues, around 4:50 p.m. regarding a shots fired called, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

One person was taken to a hospital, where they later died. A statement by Metro said one person was taken into custody in connection with the violence.

“The tragic incident this afternoon aboard a Metro bus in the Commerce area exemplifies how violence is increasing in society overall and spilling into our local communities,” Metro’s statement read. “Metro is saddened by this incident and extends our deepest sympathies to the victim’s family. Metro thanks the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for their quick apprehension of a person of interest.”

Anyone with information regarding the shooting was urged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.