More Questions than Answers in Deadly Light Rail Shooting

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


Police say they have no idea why 32-year-old Lynnsey Braun pulled out her gun and fired several rounds, striking and killing a man just taking a ride on a light rail train Thursday night.

The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. at the light rail station on 11th and O Street. Police say the trian had just pulled away from the station when bullets began to fly.

“You had a couple passengers still on board when the officers arrived,” Sacramento Police Lieutenant Norm Leong said. “The operator broadcast the necessary information quickly, stopped the train and got law enforcement here immediately.”

When police arrived, they found a man in his 50’s laying right outside the train with multiple gun shot wounds. Police say Braun was still inside the train, holding the gun.

Leong says the victim was taken to a hospital, but died from his injuries.

Police say surveillance video from inside the train shows the two getting on at different stops.

“They sat near each other and held on what looked like a relatively normal discussion,” Leong said.

Police currently do not have a motive for the shooting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


  • michaelthefirst

    in a state with such high paid cops, judges, professors….and so ready to brag about how great California is….how is it….the nice kind..hard working people of all cultures and minds….are afraid to ride in the capitals public transportation…..afraid as in the old west…afraid to get horribly killed for no reason…great great great state……do all of you lie to yourselves everyday>"????