RT: 1 person shot dead on light rail in South Sacramento

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A person was shot and killed on a Sacramento Regional Transit light rail train Tuesday night amid an altercation between three people, authorities said.

The incident began with a fight between three male passengers shortly before 7:30 p.m. in South Sacramento on a Blue Line train bound for the Florin light rail station, RT spokeswoman Devra Selenis said. .

The fight “resulted in one person being taken to hospital with a non-fatal injury from a gunshot wound,” Selenis said.

Two of the three men were “possibly minors,” Selenis said. It was unclear whether the shooting victim was one of the possible minors.

Selenis said no arrests had been made in the incident as of Wednesday morning. Spokespersons for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and the Sacramento Police Department declined to comment, with the latter directing the inquiries to RT officials.

RT has implemented a bus bridge between Florin and Cosumnes River College stations due to police activity, the agency said in social media posts. Normal service on the Blue Line resumed around 9:40 p.m.

This story was originally published July 13, 2022 8:32 a.m.

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