Suspect vehicle in TriMet bus driver shooting identified
Police have released a photograph of a vehicle suspected to be involved in the shooting of a TriMet driver behind the wheel of his bus in Northeast Portland.
It shows a dark crossover wagon-style vehicle, possible a Kia Soul.
The driver was hospitalized with a non-life threatening shoulder wound. No one has been arrested. TriMet is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for the shooting.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, at 7:01 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, an East Precinct 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 had been shot while behind the wheel of the bus.
The driver, an adult male, was seriously injured, but was conscious and talking to officers. He was transported to a hospital by ambulance. He had an apparent gunshot wound to the shoulder.
There were passengers on the bus, but no reports of injuries. A bullet hole was found in the windshield.
The Enhanced Community Safety Team responded to conduct the investigation. Police do not believe the driver was the intended victim.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a separate $2,500 reward. Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Tips can also be submitted online at https://www.p3tips.com/823.
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