Bus drivers on routes through Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside are facing another challenge to their safety.
A source told theBreaker.news that there were 22 cases of projectiles striking Coast Mountain bus windows on East Hastings, between Main and Cambie streets, from Jan. 19-23.
Some of the windows were shattered and the buses taken out of service. A driver, who asked not to be named, said the weapon was a pellet gun.
Transit Police Const. Amanda Steed said officers are investigating multiple incidents of mischief-caused broken bus windows.
“Early investigation indicates that low impact force was used in each occurrence, causing damage to the bus exterior,” Steed said in a prepared statement. “At this stage, there is no indication that the windows were broken by any form of firearm and the incidents are occurring in an isolated area.”
Nobody has been arrested and a suspect has not been identified, Steed said
“We understand how concerning this may be for those using Transit, specifically travelling on a bus, but our investigation to date has not suggested the public are at risk and there have been no reported injuries,” Steed said.
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