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Man Found Shot To Death Along Metro Tracks

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Authorities are looking for clues about who killed a man found shot to death along the Blue Line in Compton this morning.The victim had been shot several times, and he was found along the tracks near the Artesia station in Compton. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:20 a.m. a spokesman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told City News Service.

Authorities responded to a call shortly after 8:40 a.m. of a man with a gun on the train. However, they were unsure which train the suspect was on and deputies were dispatched to several stations along the line according to ABC 7. Authorities have not said whether the shooting took place on or off the train.

Blue Line service is currently suspended at the Artesia station. The Blue Line is still in service, but Metro has suspended service between the Compton and Artesia stations and has a bus shuttle in place.

Update (3:15 p.m.): Detectives investigating the incident have learned that the incident occurred at the Artesia station and not onboard a Blue Line train, according to a press release from LASD. Two men got into an altercation on the ramp leading away from the station when the suspect shot the victim and fled on foot. An armed security guard at the station shot at the suspect once, but it is unknown if he was hit. The suspect is only described as a black male wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap.