Suspected Gunman Arrested in Shooting of Metro Bus

A man was arrested in connection with the shooting of a Metro bus in Echo Park that left the driver hurt on Easter Sunday, sheriff's deputies said.

The bus, carrying about 30 passengers, was passing under a bridge near the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Coronado Street just before 3 p.m. when a single bullet was fired through the windshield, Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators said.

The bus driver suffered an injury to the left temple area of his head. Investigators initially said the driver had been grazed by the bullet, but later said it was unclear if he'd been hurt by gunfire or shattered glass.

The bus driver was taken to the hospital with "mild to moderate injuries," deputies said.

No passengers were hurt.

Deputies said a 24-year-old man was arrested about 5:30 p.m. after a witness identified him.

The man was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm, deputies said. They did not release the man's name.

It was unclear whether the bus had been targeted.

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