Woman shot on South LA bus; gunman arrested

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Police arrested a man suspected of opening fire on a Metro bus that left a female passenger injured in South Los Angeles Saturday afternoon. (KABC)

Police arrested a man suspected of opening fire on a Metro bus that left a female passenger injured in South Los Angeles Saturday afternoon.

Authorities from the LAPD said four shots were fired at or in the direction of an LADOT DASH bus near 59th Street and Vermont Avenue around noon when the unidentified victim was grazed by a bullet. Police said the woman, who is in her 60s, was expected to be OK.

Authorities were on patrol near the area where the suspect opened fire and said it was unclear if there were any intended targets.

The suspect, described only as a man wearing a red hat, a blue shirt and blue jeans, was seen in a black car.

A witness said she heard gunshots, saw officers behind their doors trying to protect themselves and then a car speeding down 59th Street. She said a person got out of the car, ran across railroad tracks and hopped over a wall.

A short time after the suspect fled the scene, police said they spotted a black Lexus about a block away. Investigators recovered a handgun and an I.D. from the vehicle.

Police said the suspect was last seen heading northbound in the area of Vermont and Slauson avenues. He was eventually found hiding on the roof of a home, and authorities were able to get him to surrender.

The investigation was ongoing.
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