METRO bus hit by gunshots, passenger injured in NW Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A METRO bus passenger credits the safety glass on board for saving his life after the bus was struck by gunfire Monday morning.

It happened some time after 6 a.m. at Gulf Bank Road and Veterans Memorial in the Hidden Valley neighborhood.

Someone fired a weapon five times toward the bus and at least one bullet struck a rear window, according to Houston police.
Passenger Dwayne Willougby was on board when bullets struck the bus. Willoughby was hit in the head by glass fragments.

"(I was) watching a movie on my phone and heard this 'POW' and see this guy running around the bus," passenger Dwayne Willoughby said. "So, I just dropped to the ground, and then I felt blood trickling. So I got the camera and started looking. I got a little wound on my head and that was it."

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There was a heavy police presence surrounding a METRO Bus on Monday morning in northwest Houston.



Investigators believe the shots came from a passing truck and the bus was not the target.

"I thought it was a rock. Can't be a rock," Willoughby said. "The glass is too tough to be a rock, so it was a bullet. I found the bullet on the ground and the METRO bus glass saved my life pretty much."
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