The Latest: Pedestrian killed in shooting near light rail
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a shooting near the Valley Metro light rail (all times local):
Police say a deadly shooting that shut down a portion of the Valley Metro light rail service in Phoenix involved a pedestrian and a motorist.
Witnesses told investigators that two pedestrians walked across the street to the light rail platform, causing northbound traffic to brake heavily. The traffic then continued to a red light.
It was then that witnesses said the two pedestrians began yelling at the cars and that one of the pedestrians ran toward one vehicle and aggressively approached the driver’s door.
Police say the driver fired one shot from a handgun, striking the pedestrian. The driver spoke with officers at the scene and was released pending the ongoing investigation.
Police did not release any names.
A portion of the Valley Metro light rail service in Phoenix is shut down and a major Phoenix intersection in the area is closed because of a shooting.
Police confirmed there was a shooting Friday morning at the intersection of 19th and Glendale avenues but no additional information was immediately released.
The light rail station at the intersection was closed and Valley Metro says buses are being used to ferry passengers between the platforms at Northern and Montebello avenues. They’re about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) apart along Glendale Avenue.