Gunfire hit bus driver in shoulder
A bullet hole is seen on a TriMet bus that was struck by gunfire around 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22 near Northeast 102nd and Halsey. The bus driver was hit in the shoulder by the gunfire, escaping critical injuries. PHOTO COURTESY PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU
A $2,500 cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a shooter who fired into a TriMet bus on Saturday, injuring the driver who miraculously survived along with passengers on the bus who were not injured.
It happened around 7 p.m. as an East Precinct police officer was on another call and heard gunfire near Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street. She and other officers responded and discovered that a TriMet bus driver was shot while behind the wheel of the bus.
The driver, an adult male, was seriously injured, but was conscious and talking to officers. Officials said he was transported to a hospital by ambulance where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
There were passengers on the bus, but no reports of injuries.
If anyone has information about this case, you are asked reference Portland Police case 21-138251 and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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