New York City bus pierced by bullet during shooting narrowly misses rider: Report

New York City public transit bus struck by gunfire – Police say bus was occupied during shooting in Manhattan on Sunday (FOX News)

(FOX News) A New York City public transit bus carrying more than two dozen passengers has been struck by gunfire – with a bullet coming within inches of a rider, reports say.

Sources close to the investigation tell Fox News Digital that the incident unfolded as two individuals were shooting at each other Sunday afternoon in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood.

“[The bullet] could have killed a woman sitting right there, or the bus operator, who is understandably very shaken up and traumatized,” Richie Davis, vice president and chief of staff for Local 100 of the Transit Workers Union, told the New York Post.

The shooting happened as the bus was rounding this street corner in New York City.

“This is at least the fourth time in six months that a bus was struck by gunfire,” he added. “It’s dangerous out there, too dangerous, and our bus operators are defenseless.”

“Some of them are asking for bullet-proof vests,” Davis also said.

Photos taken by the New York Post show a bullet lodged in the side of the bus near its door. Around 30 passengers were onboard at the time of the shooting, the newspaper reported.

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