BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore Police Department reports the man who was shot on a Charm City Circulator Bus Wednesday afternoon has died from his injuries.
The shooting was reported near S. Broadway and Gough St. in Fells Point, just before 2:50 p.m.
Police told WJZ this may have started with a heated exchange of words at the bus stop between two people and somehow escalated to one man being fatally shot in the stomach.
The victim initially was in critical condition, but later died at a nearby hospital.
“Investigators are looking for video footage and we’re also talking to witnesses,” said Baltimore Police spokesman Jarron Jackson.
It is believed officers recovered surveillance video from a nearby business.
Frequent riders said given the benefits of the bus, they likely won’t stop getting on board anytime soon.
“Well, it’s free and very convenient,” said Henderson, a frequent rider.
She said she never felt unsafe on board the bus that transports people to popular parts of the City, including Fells Point, Harbor East and Little Italy.
“There’s dangers everywhere, you just have to be careful” she said.
Police said the suspect was last seen heading towards the Perkins Homes housing development wearing distinct black shoes with while soles.
A City DOT official said service was not interrupted during the investigation and no employee was harmed.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2221 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.