A 19-year-old man was shot inside a Blue Line train car Monday night as it was stopped at the Fifth Street Station on Long Beach Boulevard, authorities said.
The shooting occurred at 6:22 p.m., and disrupted train service for 23 minutes, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Transit Services Bureau. The victim was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where he was in stable condition.
The motive for the shooting was not known, authorities said. Three to four suspects were last seen running east on Sixth Street, according to the sheriff's department.
Train service was disrupted while Long Beach police and the sheriff's department investigated the shooting. The train was released around 7:45 p.m., according to Metro's Rick Jager. He said shootings on Metro Rail trains don't ``happen very often.''
--City News Service and Nancy Wride contributed to this story.