2 masked gunmen shoot young passenger on METRO bus in west Houston, police say

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Shooting on METRO bus in west Houston, police say
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A person was shot on a METRO bus in west Houston near South Dairy Ashford Road and Briar Forest Drive on Friday.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A young man is in the hospital after he was shot by two masked suspects on a METRO bus in west Houston on Friday morning.

The shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. while the bus was making a stop at 1800 Enclave Parkway, according to METRO police.

When the bus stopped, two suspects in ski masks reportedly exited a black vehicle and got on the bus. One suspect went in the front door, and one suspect went in the back door, police said.

On the bus, the two suspects approached their victim, who police believe is between 17 and 19 years old. One suspect punched the victim, then the other shot him.

The man was hit once in the abdomen and once in the hand, according to police.

He was taken to the hospital, but his condition is unknown.

Police said there were other passengers on the bus, but no one else was injured.

The bus driver traveled about 2.5 miles before coming to a stop at 1800 South Dairy Ashford, police said.

When the bus stopped, most of the passengers ran away. One witness who was reportedly with the victim at the time of the shooting stayed and talked to police.

Cedric Buchanan with METRO police said the bus has security cameras, and investigators are working to review the footage.

No arrests have been made. Police did not have a detailed description of the suspects or the vehicle they drove.

Buchanan said it is unknown if the suspects knew the victim or what the motive was.

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