Police search for 3 suspects after teen shot at Takoma Metro Station

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Police are looking for three people involved in a shooting on the Metro Sunday. Authorities say a teenager was shot as the Red Line train he was riding pulled into Takoma Station in northwest D.C. just before 3 p.m.
 
Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says the three suspects got off the train and boarded a train going the opposite direction. Surveillance footage shows that the trio exited at the Silver Springs stop.
 
Stessel says the victim was shot in the stomach and was conscious and talking before he was taken to the hospital where he's listed in stable condition.
 
"When the train arrived at the platform, there was a Metro Transit Police officer here, met with the victim and called for medics," Stessel said.
 
He says the suspects are considered armed and dangerous and anyone who sees them should call 9-1-1.
 
The Red Line was single tracking between Takoma and Silver Spring for several hours, but as of 6 p.m., regular service resumed.
 
The shooting happened on a new Metro train equipped with high-definition cameras. Stessel says he expects to have additional images of the suspects later on Sunday.
 
Metro Transit Police and D.C. Police continue to investigate.
 
Riders who saw the police investigation were concerned.
 
"It would be traumatic for the people riding," said Brennan Winer. "I feel really bad for everybody who was on the train when it happened."
 
"It's not going to in any way affect my ridership, but it's just, you just hope to ride safely," said Will Donaldson.
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