Seattle bus driver expected to survive after shooting attack

By Arturo Garcia
Monday, August 12, 2013 13:19 EDT
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Bus driver shot on Seattle bus [KOMO-TV]
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A Seattle bus driver was hospitalized with “non life-threatening” injuries on Monday after an unidentified man opened fire on him during his route, KOMO-TV reported.

One witness told KOMO the man was arguing with the 67-year-old driver over a fare before allegedly pulling out a gun and shooting, hitting the driver.

Local police said online that the suspected shooter stayed onboard the bus momentarily before attempting to escape on foot through the downtown area. Authorities quickly caught up to him and shot him. It is not clear whether the man fired on them first.

The suspected shooter was also hospitalized and was listed in critical condition.

[Image used courtesy of KOMO-TV]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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