|TriMet Bus Driver Shot by Bullet While Driving|
|The shooting happened Saturday night near Northeast 102nd Avenue and Halsey Street; police said the suspect is at large|
Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
|Published on Sunday May 23, 2021 - 1:55 AM|
On Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 7:01p.m., an East Precinct officer was on another call and heard gunfire near Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street. She and other officers responded and discovered that a TriMet bus driver was shot while behind the wheel of the bus. The driver, an adult male, was seriously injured, but was conscious and talking to officers. He was transported to a hospital by ambulance. He had an apparent gunshot wound to the shoulder.
There were passengers on the bus, but no reports of injuries. There was a bullet hole found in the windshield.
"We are shocked and saddened to have one of our coworkers hurt while serving our community," TriMet said in the statement. "Our thoughts are with our operator, and we pray he will make a full recovery."
During the investigation, both Northeast 102nd Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street were closed. Media staging is the parking lot at Gateway, 1403 NE 102nd Ave. An Acting Lieutenant will be available for interviews.