Halifax police have now charged a 16-year-old teen with attempted murder in the daytime shooting on a Metro Transit bus last week.
Just before 1 p.m. Thursday, Halifax Regional Police were called to Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth after a report of shots being fired on the No. 72 Portland Hills bus.
Police say three teenagers on the bus got into a verbal dispute and started fighting. The bus pulled over in the 100 block of Pinecrest Drive and one of the teens began shooting. No one was hurt.
All three teens got off the bus and ran away, police say.
A 16-year-old male was taken into custody at a Dartmouth home around 4:30 p.m., and by late Thursday evening police alleged he was the shooter and charged him with various firearm offences.
On Monday, police confirmed that the added charge of attempted murder had been laid against him.
A second teen, 18, was arrested early Friday morning and is charged with assault, creating a disturbance and breach of a court order.
The third teen, described as a female aged 16 or 17, hasn’t been located.
There were no injuries in the shooting. — Metro Halifax