Crime and courtsVirginia

Man killed in transit bus

Richmond Police are investigating the death of a man who was found on a GRTC bus with a gunshot wound in Southside Plaza late Tuesday night.
Police were called to the 4000 block of Hull Street at 11:03 p.m. for a reported shooting. That’s where they found the man on the bus.
He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
GRTC said two passengers on-board the bus were involved in a confrontation that resulted in gunfire. GRTC was able to retrieve security footage for investigators overnight that included both an audio and video recording of the inside and outside of the bus.
The bus driver noticed the confrontation, pulled the brake and came to a stop on the side of the road — not at an official bus stop. There was at least one other person not involved in the incident on the bus, according to GRTC.
GRTC CEO Julie Timm said, “The GRTC Family is grieved for the terrible violence and loss of a life that occurred on a GRTC bus. We extend our sincere condolences to the friends and loved ones of our bus passenger who died because of their injuries. We are also deeply concerned for the bus operator and other passengers on-board who witnessed this violence and are ensuring they both receive support. GRTC’s bus Operator is off duty on paid leave and was thankfully uninjured during the incident.”
Multiple people were on the bus when the shooting happened, but no one else was injured.

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