A shooting victim was in critical condition Saturday.

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A 51-year-old man was in critical condition Saturday after police say an 88-year-old man shot him as the two rode a King County Metro bus in Seattle.

The wounded man was in a “disturbance” with the older man, which witnesses told police included the younger man violently pushing the older man as he attempted to board the bus, according to a Seattle police-blotter post.

At one point, the older man “pulled out a handgun and fired,” said Detective Mark Jamieson.

The gunman then tried to get off the bus, but fell and struck his head in the bus stairwell, according to the police-blotter post.

The shooting occurred at Fourth Avenue South and South Walker Street shortly after 11 a.m., according to Kristin Tinsley, spokeswoman for the Seattle Fire Department, who said both men were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

The injuries of both men are considered to be serious, according to the police-blotter post.

Jamieson said he didn’t know how many people were aboard the bus when the shooting occurred. No one else was injured.

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