Two in custody after shots fired on Metro Transit bus
No reports of injuries, say Halifax Regional Police
Halifax Regional Police have two teenagers in custody and are looking for more people after a brazen daylight shooting on a Metro Transit Bus in Dartmouth on Thursday afternoon.
Police said the number 72 bus was carrying seven passengers on Pinecrest Drive when a fight erupted among three passengers.
Mike Falconer was driving by the bus at the time.
"From the outside it looked like two people inside beating on one person and then I heard a shot. I saw two other people come flying out of the bus and take off," Falconer said.
Const. Pierre Bourdages said the call came in just before 1 p.m.
Police were on scene in minutes swarming the area with a search dog and officers, including the footpath through McCullough Park
Police said a 16- or 17-year-old boy with a slim build and a tattoo on his collarbone left in the company of a 16- or 17-year-old girl with dark hair and a red coat.
Another 16- or 17-year-old boy with blue eyes, short spiked hair and a tattoo across the front of his neck also fled the area.
They would not say which male they have in custody. A second man, aged 18, was arrested overnight and is due in court Friday.
The bus driver has been relieved of duty and Metro Transit said it has offered him counselling.