Bullet pierces through front of MTA bus in Manhattan

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Monday, February 7, 2022
Shots fired at MTA bus in East Harlem
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Sonia Rincon has the latest developments after shots were fired at an MTA bus in East Harlem.

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a bullet struck an MTA bus in Manhattan.

Police say the M101 bus was traveling south on Lexington Avenue near East 125th Street in East Harlem on Sunday afternoon just after 2 p.m. when the bullet pierced the front of the vehicle.

There were more than two dozen people on board the bus at the time.

"I heard like six or seven shots and everybody started running," said Chris Wall.

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Wall says the shots were fired in quick succession.

"I just looked for cover, ducked and covered," he added.

The M101 bus came to a stop at 124th Street, and police marked evidence on the ground. One bullet lodged in the frame of the bus' window.

There are no reports of any injuries. Whoever the shooter's target was took off -- and so did the gunman.

People in the neighborhood say the violence in the area is all too common.

"The first thing I said is 'here we go again,' just last week, I remember they had a shootout in the train station," said Frank King.

King, a longtime resident of the neighborhood said things are out of control, and enough is enough.

This is just a couple of days after President Biden visited the city, pledging federal cooperation in stopping the gun trafficking that has led to too many guns in the city.

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Police continue to search for the suspect and the motive behind the shooting.

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That longtime resident of the neighborhood said things are out of control and enough is enough. This is just a couple of days after the President visited the city pledging federal cooperation in stopping the gun trafficking that has led to too many guns in the city... The investigation and search for the shooter and a motive continue tonight.