Teen shot in stomach on Red Line train

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Police are seeking three persons of interest after a Sunday afternoon shooting on a Red Line train between Takoma Park and Silver Spring.

The boy is in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Police say that the three persons of interest got off the train after the shooting, then boarded the next train going toward Silver Spring.

“It’s usually quiet over here,” said Ron Torres, a Metro rider who DCW spoke to near the Takoma Park station a few hours after the shooting. “You never hear of anything like that in this part of town.

Not all Metro commuters agreed.

“Metro needs to have more uniformed officers in evidence,” said Elissa Lichtenstein. “I think you just hear too many things about what’s going on on the Metro and where are the safety officers?”

Metro Transit Police says if you see these persons of interest, to call 911 or MTPD at 202-962-2121. They ask you not to approach the suspects, who should be considered armed and dangerous.

Red Line service was shut down between the two stations for a few hours on Sunday, but is back up and running.

The persons of interest (PHOTO: MTPD)