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Shooting on Oakland AC Transit Bus Injures 2



    (Published Monday, Sept. 30, 2013)

    Two people were wounded in a shooting on a bus in Oakland Monday afternoon, according to a Oakland Police Department spokesperson. Police say both are expected to survive.

    The shooting was reported just after 2 p.m. on board an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus near 12th Avenue and International Boulevard, AC Transit's Clarence Johnson said.

    It is not clear whether the bullets came from inside or outside the bus.

    The shooting happened as the 1R bus traveled on International between 9th and 10th avenues. Johnson said the bus driver kept going -- even after the gunfire -- to try to get the packed bus out of harm's way.

    "The driver obviously was engaged in trying to steer the bus, so he didn't see a great deal,” Johnson said. “He heard what believed to be four gunshots. At that point, folks were saying there had been some shootings, so he continued to try to get the bus to a safer place.”

    Oakland police interviewed passengers and witnesses to figure out who may be responsible. They are still searching for the shooter.

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