SHORTLY after midnight, Sunday, June 29, a Coast Mountain Bus, turning east on Fraser Highway from Whalley Boulevard, was struck by four projectiles.
Upon hearing the impact of the shots and glass breaking, the bus operator pulled over and determined that while several windows were broken, none of his 35 to 40 passengers were injured. Surrey RCMP and Metro Vancouver Transit Police attended, with Transit Police taking over the investigation.
The bus was shot four times, once to the front windshield on the passenger side, one shot to each of the large passenger side windows and one to the rear exit door. Several of the windows were completely shattered but fortunately the glass did not fall out of the frame.
A BB style pellet was located on the road during a search of the area. It is believed that the shots were fired from a high powered BB gun, possibly semi-automatic in style, from the south side of the 13700 or 13800 blocks of Fraser Highway. A canvas of residents in the area provided no suspect information.
Transit Police ask anyone who may have seen someone or something suspicious in the area before during or after this shooting to call 604-515-8300 or text to 87 77 77. If you wish to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Transit Police say they are committed to the safety and security of our passengers and staff and that with the help of the public they can bring to justice those who commit this kind of senseless and extremely dangerous act.