The West Shore RCMP is investigating after pellets were shot at the window of a B.C. Transit bus Wednesday morning.
The #14 bus was near Craigflower and Admirals roads, when the pellets hit the window. The pellets did not appear to enter the bus and no one was injured.
Sooke resident Len Church was listening to music on the bus when he heard two loud cracks sometime between 7:30 and 7:40 a.m.
“I looked around and everyone on the bus seemed to be looking around and I noticed that right across from me, in the middle of the bus, the big window that sits over the handicapped seats was completely shattered. It was all in place from the safety glass, but it was completely shattered,” he said, adding shortly after someone at the back of the bus noticed another window had been broken as well.
“It was a bit of a shocker.”
Passengers then had to disembark and wait for the next bus.
@WestshoreRCMP are investigating pellets hitting a window of @BCTransit bus at Craigflower Rd near Admirals Rd. Our officers are on scene and investigating. No one was hurt. Pellets did not appear to enter the bus. We will update the public when we know more. #yyj
— West Shore RCMP (@WestshoreRCMP) January 17, 2018
The West Shore RCMP confirmed investigating officers arrived on scene to find two windows shattered with evidence showing an impact was made on the glass but did not enter the bus. None of the passengers or driver were hurt.
It is believed the incident was targeted and a crime of opportunity and the general public is not in danger.
“There are several avenues for us to investigate and we are receiving great co-operation from the public,” said Const. Matthew Baker.
In a statement on Twitter, B.C. Transit noted the safety of employees, customers and the public is their top concern. They’re working with the RCMP and have asked the public to contact the local detachment or Crime Stoppers if anyone has any information on this incident.
The safety of our employees, customers and the public is our top concern. We're working with police to find out who is responsible for this act. Please contact West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if you have info that can assist the investigation.
— BC Transit (@BCTransit) January 17, 2018