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Innocent Bystander Shot On TTC Bus, Just Days After Man Acquitted Of Attempted Murder In Bus Driver Shooting

A passenger on a TTC bus was shot on Thursday night, just one day after a man was acquitted of attempted murder in the shooting of a bus driver.

Violence broke out at Sheppard and Arleta avenues, just east of Jane Street, around 9:15pm.

Early reports indicate that a van pulled up beside a TTC vehicle. That’s when the shooter allegedly got out, opened fire, hopped back in, and took off.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was rushed to hospital with a bullet in his shoulder. His injuries are serious, but not life-threatening.

Police say he was an innocent bystander and not targeted in the attack.

There’s no information yet on suspects.

Malcolm Chalmers, now 23, was convicted of aggravated assault and use of a firearm in the October 2005 shooting of Jamie Pereira.

A bullet meant for someone else hit the TTC driver in the face, blinding him permanently in one eye.

Chalmers was found not guilty of attempted murder.