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Shots Fired into AC Transit Bus in Oakland

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Passengers walked away with only minor injuries after shots were fired at an AC Transit bus in East Oakland early this morning, a spokesman for the transit service said. Around 12:20 a.m., AC Transit officials received reports that someone had opened fire on a bus near the intersection of 55th Avenue and International Boulevard, spokesman Clarence Johnson said.

Someone fired five shots at the bus, shattering its back window. None of the nine passengers inside the bus were hit by the gunfire. Four passengers reported minor injuries after falling as the bus driver sped up to get away from the shooter. Johnson said those passengers were taken to hospitals, while the remaining passengers were transferred to another AC Transit bus. It is unclear why the bus was targeted in the shooting, and no arrests have been made. Police did not have any further information on the incident this morning.

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