ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities said a man was shot and killed on a MetroLink train in St. Louis – the latest in a series of crimes on the light rail system.
Police said the victim was shot in the head early Sunday morning near the Forest Park-DeBaliviere station. The head of the Bi-State Development Agency that runs MetroLink said the shooting was the result of an argument between two passengers.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the shooting comes just over three months after a security guard was shot and killed on duty and about six weeks after a 63-year-old man was shot and critically injured during a carjacking.
Metro Transit increased security in 2020 in response to an increase in crime on the light rail system.