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Suspects shoot UTA bus windows after confrontation with bus driver

Posted at 10:04 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 12:33:59-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Police are searching for suspects after the Utah Transit Authority said two bus windows were shot and shattered Tuesday night.

According to Carl Arky, spokesperson for UTA, the incident happened at 9:05 p.m. on Route 217 near 1950 West and North Temple.

Arky said the bus driver asked four young men to get off the bus because of their disruptive behavior.

After a verbal confrontation with the driver, the four men left the bus.

One of the young men allegedly shot at the bus, hitting two windows.

UTA Police Chief Fred Ross said a pellet gun may have been used in the shooting, though that has not been confirmed by ballistics tests.

“Six passengers, along with the bus driver, were on board when the windows were struck,” Arky said. “No injuries have been reported.”

UTA Police and the Salt Lake City Police Department responded to the scene to investigate the incident.

“At this point, none of the suspects has been apprehended,” Arky said.