Man shot on METRO bus in southeast Houston

METRO bus gun accident
September 5, 2013 5:19:27 PM PDT
One person has been shot and one person is in custody after a shooting on a METRO bus. It happened at Scott and Holman late Thursday afternoon.

Police say they now believe the shooting was an accident. METRO police say the bus driver was turning from Scott Street onto Holman when a man was fiddling with a gun that apparently went off, striking another passenger in his back right shoulder.

The victim was taken to Ben Taub Hospital with non-life threatening wounds. Police say he has already been released and is expected to be OK.

METRO police say the man with the gun fled the scene, running from the bus. Police found him a few blocks away.

"We were just working and out of nowhere we just hear so many sirens coming from every corner every direction," a witness said. "We see someone escorted off the bus and he's being taken to the ambulance."

Police say eight other passengers were on the bus at the time of the shooting. They were shaken up but no one else appears to be hurt.

Police say they don't expect the man to face charges for firing the gun, but they do expect him to be charged for having the gun. We're told he is a felon and not allowed by law to have a gun.

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