Police: Woman in her 70s struck on the cheek by stray bullet while on bus in Brooklyn
Police say a woman was struck by a stray bullet on a bus in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon.
Police say several shots were fired around 2:30 p.m. on Fulton Street near Thompkins Avenue and close to a B25 bus.
They say the bus driver kept moving the vehicle after the sound of the shots to get his passengers out of harm's way.
After driving a block away, the driver was informed by passengers on the bus that a female passenger in her 70s was injured. This was when the driver stopped the bus and called police.
Officers say the woman was grazed by the bullet on her cheek. She was transported to the hospital in stable condition and is expected to recover from her injuries.
A representative from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 says the union is proud of the driver's quick thinking.
The MTA says there were over 30 people on the bus and that it appears only one person was injured.
Authorities say they are looking for a man who was wearing a red or orange jacket with jeans and white sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.