EL MONTE – Authorities believe an MTA bus hit twice by gunfire on Tuesday was not the intended target of the shooter or shooters.
El Monte police detained two men following the incident on Peck Road and Ramona Boulevard.
Detective Ken Fraser said the men were later released. He added that police are looking for one suspect and a beige vehicle.
The shooting happened at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday.
An MTA bus was heading north on Peck Road near Ramona Boulevard when it was hit by two stray bullets, according to El Monte police spokesman Cpl. Aram Choe in a statement.
One round hit the windshield while the other round struck one of the windows, he said.
Aram said a 12-year-old boy in the bus was hit by broken glass and complained of pain to his forehead. He was examined by paramedics.
Police received calls about shots fired at Peck Road and Ramona.
One of the passengers on the bus reported the shooting and told police she saw a beige vehicle speeding away from the area, Choe said.
According to the corporal, other callers said they saw the shooting and believe two other suspects ran from the scene.
Two men believed to be involved in the shooting were found and detained.
Detectives are still trying to determine who was the real target in the shooting.
There was no description released for the suspect still being sought.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the El Monte Police Department at 626-580-2100.
– Ruby Gonzales