Gun shots fired at Coast Mountain Bus in Surrey, B.C.
No one on the bus was hurt but windows were shattered, says police spokesperson
A Coast Mountain Bus with almost 40 passengers on board was shot at multiple times with what Transit Police believe was a high powered BB gun on Sunday night.
Four gun shots were fired at the moving bus, as it turned East on Fraser Highway from Whalley Boulevard in Surrey, B.C..
No one on the bus was hurt, but Transit Police spokesperson Anne Drennan said the outcome could have been very different.
“One of the shots that hit the windshield of the passengers side," said Drennan.
"Had it struck at the driver’s side, it is entirely possible that the bus might have swerved or he could have gotten glass in his eyes and endangered the lives of the passengers, so the fact that no one was injured is nothing short of miraculous."
Several of the bus windows were shattered. No glass fell out of the frames but Transit Police says they were close to imploding.
Transit Police don’t believe the incident was targeted and can only speculate on the motive behind the shooting.
“It could be that someone was playing with the firearm and using the bus as target practice. But putting all these people’s lives at risk is incredibly stupid,” said Drennan.
There are no suspects at this time. Transit Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 604-515-8300 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at solvecrime.ca.