Sydney bus shot


A man who allegedly shot a State Transit bus with a rifle last night at Sydney will appear in court today

Sydney bus shot
Man shoots Sydney bus

May 23, 2012

A man who allegedly shot a State Transit bus with a rifle last night at Sydney will appear in court today.

The 53 year old allegedly fired two shots at the 518 bus, which had eight passengers onboard, as it stopped at traffic lights on Victoria Road at Rozelle.

Police say the 35-year-old bus driver from Blacktown continued to the city and dropped the uninjured passengers at Market Street and the Queen Victoria building between 9.20pm and 9.40pm.

The bus driver has given a statement, but police now
wish to speak with the eight passengers.

"Investigators say passengers could have evidence crucial to their inquiries," police say.

The shooter was arrested after police responded to reports at about 9pm that a man was walking along Victoria Road, carrying a rifle.

Police say the shooter, who allegedly had two rifles,
was ordered to drop the weapons.

He then
allegedly fired a single shot into the air
before surrendering
the two firearms to police.

The man was refused bail and will appear in Newtown Local Court later today.

The man has been charged with three counts of common assault, two counts of possessing a loaded firearm in a public place, handling or using a firearm under the influence of alcohol,
two counts of possessing a loaded firearm in a public place, two counts of discharging a firearm in a public place, firing a firearm in a manner likely to injure persons or property, and possessing ammunition without holding a licence.

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