Shot hits Utah bus with passengers aboard, no one hurt

Published 08-27-2018

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FRUIT HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) - A commuter bus and a semitrailer traveling on a Utah highway were accidently hit when someone fired a series of shots from a nearby peach orchard early Monday morning, police said.

No one was hurt, but officers are still trying to determine who opened fire five to 10 times, said Ty Berger, chief deputy at the Davis County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators don't think the shooter was aiming at the vehicles because they found the point where the shots were apparently fired from, and thick, tall trees would have prevented the shooter from seeing U.S. Route 89, Berger said.

The bus was taking commuters to Salt Lake City when the bullet went through one of its windows near Fruit Heights, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Salt Lake City.

Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky said 12 passengers were transferred to another bus to finish the route.

The semitrailer hauling cement dust was hit once in its trailer.

Police started investigating after neighbors near the orchard reported being awakened by shots before sunrise and some called 911.

"It's disconcerting to a quiet neighborhood," Berger.

The peach orchard sits among a residential neighborhood and is next to U.S. Route 89, where the bus and semitrailer were traveling.

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Associated Press writer Lindsay Whitehurst in Salt Lake City contributed to this report.

Police started investigating after neighbors near the orchard reported being awakened by shots before sunrise and some called 911.

"It's disconcerting to a quiet neighborhood," Berger.

The peach orchard sits among a residential neighborhood and is next to U.S. Route 89, where the bus and semitrailer were traveling.

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Associated Press writer Lindsay Whitehurst in Salt Lake City contributed to this report.

The peach orchard sits among a residential neighborhood and is next to U.S. Route 89, where the bus and semitrailer were traveling.

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Associated Press writer Lindsay Whitehurst in Salt Lake City contributed to this report.

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