Police say one man has been arrested and officers are searching for a second man in the shooting on a King County Metro bus.
Police are searching for a man after a 22-year-old passenger was shot Wednesday morning on a King County Metro bus. Police believe the victim was targeted.
Police said two men got aboard the bus around 10 a.m., exchanged words with another man and opened fire as the bus was at Fourth Avenue South and South Holgate Street in the Sodo neighborhood. The two men then fled.
Police arrested one man, believed to be the gunman. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, officers were searching for a second man, according to a Seattle police spokesman.
Police have not recovered a handgun, the spokesman said.
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The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Police said he suffered a gunshot wound to the head from close range.
Seattle police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said it is believed the victim had been targeted, although the reason was not immediately known.
Gang-unit detectives responded to the shooting.
Police said the bus was not equipped with surveillance cameras. Of 1,382 Metro buses, less than half — 611 — are equipped with cameras, a Metro spokesman said in an email.
Whitcomb said detectives hoped to question the victim at the hospital.
A man came to the scene after he was called by his wife, who was on the bus and witnessed the shooting. She told him two masked men climbed aboard the bus, shot the victim and then fled, he said.
“I’m going to have to buy a car,” he said. “My wife is never going to ride the bus again.”
Metro spokesman Jeff Switzer said the shooting occurred on a Route 132 bus. The driver and other passengers weren’t hurt, he said.