BARRIO – A TTC operator was shot with a BB gun while waiting to take over a bus, and Toronto Police Service (TPS) believes the suspects may be teenagers.
The assault happened just before 6:30 p.m. on January 21 near Markham Road and Progress Avenue, according to a tweet.
TPS reported that there were no “physical injuries” from the assault.
The suspects are described as white males, and police said they left the area in a black sedan following the shooting.
Mayor John Tory has publicly condemned the incident calling it “shameful behaviour” and said he is “thankful the operator is physically ok.”
“I condemn this act of violence against an innocent transit worker and I know police are working to arrest those who engaged in this shameful behaviour,” reads a tweet from Tory.
“Transit operators keep our city running 24/7 and they must be safe and feel safe at all times while they do their job,” reads a tweet from Tory.
In a follow-up tweet, Tory called for “serious” consequences for those responsible.
“I believe anyone threatening or inflicting violence on transit workers should face the most serious of consequences for their actions from our justice system,” Tory tweeted.