WASHINGTON — A 17-year-old is dead after being shot by another man aboard a Green Line train pulling to Waterfront station Sunday morning, police said.
Assistant Chief of DC Police Andre Wright said the suspect got onto L'Enfant Plaza and started arguing with the victim on the train.
The argument escalated, and the suspect pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at the victim. The gunman then gets off the train that stopped at the Waterfront station in Southwest D.C., Wright said.
The train continued and ended at the Navy Yard station. Metro Transit Police Department and DC police were called to the station around 11:45 a.m.
Despite lifesaving measures, the teenage boy was pronounced dead at the scene, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said.
The gunman was still at large early Sunday afternoon, but Wright said that they have a person of interest. It was not clear whether the gunman and the victim knew each other.
Trains were bypassing Navy Yard for several hours as a result of the incident. The station reopened shortly before 3:30 p.m., and normal service was resumed.
The suspect was described as a thin build Black man between the ages of 25 to 27, wearing all-black clothing with a mustache, and curly hair, and carrying a silver or gray gun, according to police.
Wright said police were able to interview witnesses who were on the train when the shooting occurred and are reviewing footage as they continue their investigation.