Man Questioned in DART Shooting

Shooting happened in Dallas Wednesday morning

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    Police investigate a shooting on a DART bus.

    A person of interest is being questioned in a shooting on a Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus Wednesday morning in Dallas.

    Dallas police said a man matching the description of a man who shot another passenger on a bus on Route 554 was detained at about 1 p.m.

    The man was arrested on a probation violation for a past home burglary charge, police said. DART earlier had said the man was arrested in the shooting.

    Bus 4727 was running Route 554 near Paul Quinn College when a man pulled out a gun and shot another passenger in the leg. When the bus stopped, the armed man ran off of the bus and into a nearby apartment complex near Bonnie View Road and Ledbetter Drive.  

    Officers searched for the man for about three hours before taking the person of interest into custody on the probation violation.

    Dallas police said the shooting victim is not cooperating, so there is a chance the man would not be charged in the shooting. Investigators said he would be detained on the probation violation until DART detectives can determine if there is enough evidence to charge the man.

    There were five to six passengers on the bus at the time of the shooting. The passenger who was shot in the leg was the only person with injuries.

    The victim was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. His condition is not known.

    Dallas police said the name of the person of interest would not be released unless the man is charged in the shooting.

    In April, DART suspended nighttime service along part of Route 405 near Bonnie View Road and Ledbetter Drive because of violence in the area directed at DART buses.

    NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff contributed to the report.