Two shot on Queens MTA bus, cops say
Two people were shot and wounded aboard an MTA bus in Queens Thursday morning when a gunman opened fire from outside, cops and a witness said.
Police said the suspect, who was taken into custody shortly after the shooting at 148th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica around 9 a.m., was aiming at someone else at the intersection when he missed and hit the MTA bus.
Cops identified the suspect as Melvin Adams, 43.
Both victims — a 20-year-old man and a 66-year-old man, who were both shot in the left arm — suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
A witness told The Post that the victims were on a Q8 bus that was pulling into the stop when a man ran up and opened fire into the bus. The bullet pierced the windshield, opposite the driver’s side.
Both men were grazed, according to the witness.
Afia Noshin, who was on the bus, told The Post she was sitting in the back when the gunfire erupted.
“I had my headphones on,” she said. “I heard a gunshot. I think saw like haziness. People started screaming. The doors were still closed. Everyone was shouting, ‘Open the door, open the door, let us out.’ They opened the door and we ran out.”
No further information was immediately available.
Additional reporting by David Meyer
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