Man shot and killed on LIRR train

A passenger shot and killed a fellow traveler on an LIRR train that was supposed to travel from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station early Wednesday morning.

Suffolk County police identified the victim as Yusef Staine, 20, of West Babylon. Cops said Staine was traveling with another man, who pulled out a gun and shot him in a stopped train at the Ronkonkoma Long Island Rail Road Station about 1:45 a.m.

"I'd like to stress that this is not a random event," Detective Lt. Kevin Beyrer said. "The shooter and the victim appeared to have been traveling together and they appeared to have known each other."

An MTA official told FOX 5 News that it appeared to be a "targeted shooting."

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. The gunman got away and was not in custody.

The train was scheduled to leave at 1:51 a.m. Few people were on the train at the time of the shooting, which happened in the fourth car, and no one else was injured.

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It was believed to be the first fatal shooting on an LIRR since the 1993 incident when passenger Colin Ferguson began firing at other passengers, killing six and wounding 19 others.

Service on the line was disrupted but railroad officials said normal service later resumed on the line.