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Second TTC Bus Caught In Crossfire

For the second day in a row, a TTC bus has become the unintended target of gunfire in the city’s west end.

At about 9:30pm Friday, a gold-coloured minivan drove up and began shooting at a 41-year-old man sitting in his silver SUV near Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West.

The victim escaped unharmed, driving straight to a nearby police station. Officers found several bullet holes in the man’s vehicle and 10 shell casings at the crime scene. The shots had struck two other cars, a building across the street and a TTC bus carrying about 20 passengers.

No one was injured, but a resident who came home to find a bullet in her wall was shaken up and is considering moving.

“I took [my dog] for a walk and he refused to go back in the building last night. Thank God for that because it kept me out of the line of fire,” revealed Dawn, who did not want to disclose her last name.

On Thursday a man in his 20s was taken to hospital after he was hit by a stray bullet while on a TTC bus at Sheppard Avenue, just east of Jane Street.

Witnesses to that incident say a van pulled up beside the bus and a man got out and opened fire before hopping back in and taking off.

“These guys just don’t care. They don’t care. They don’t see the consequences of these actions,” said Det. Rick Proctor.

Police are asking anyone with information about Friday night’s shooting to call them at 416-808-1200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).