Shooting on X2 Bus Injures Two Men

by Andrea Swalec January 20, 2015 at 9:15 am 2 Comments

(Updated at 12:10 p.m.) A gunman opened fire last night on a crowded Metrobus near Union Station.

A man shot into an eastbound X2 bus with about 40 passengers near 1st and H streets NW about 10:20 p.m. Monday, Metro Transit Police said. Two men, 21 and 47, were hit and received non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting suspect and victims are believed to have boarded the bus at 7th and H streets NW, Metro spokesman Dan Stessel told The Washington Post. Surrounded by dozens of passengers, the three men argued, and the suspect and a woman exited the bus through the rear door. With the doors still open, he shot inside, hitting one man in the hand and the other in the thigh, Metro said.

A suspect about 5-foot-10, with a slim build was caught on bus surveillance cameras. A woman who walked off the scene of the crime with the suspected shooter is being sought too, police said in an update Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts or identities of the persons of interest is asked to call 202-962-2121 or text MyMTPD. Case # 2015-03079

Photo via Metro Transit Police


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