Bus window shot out in Downtown Eastside, year after pellet gun shooter wreaked havoc

Another Coast Mountain bus window was destroyed, a year after a spate of pellet gun attacks in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

A large hole was visible in a passenger side upper window of a route 210 bus after a post-11 a.m. incident Saturday on Pender Street between Main and Columbia in Chinatown. TransLink spokesperson Dan Mountain deferred comment to the police.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police officers responded to a report of a bus window struck “with a high velocity projectile,” said Const. Amanda Steed.

“There were no reports of passengers being injured.”

Vancouver Police Department (VPD) later took conduct of the investigation.

“Thankfully, there were no injuries,” said VPD Sgt. Steve Addison. “We have not yet determined from where the BB gun was fired.”

There is no indication yet that this incident is connected to the pellet gun shooting of a bus two weeks ago on Jan. 7 or the series of shootings from Jan. 19-29, 2022, all in the Downtown Eastside.

William Frank Dale Tallio, 43, was charged last August with 11 counts of mischief and 11 counts of possession of a weapon after 26 buses were shot.

Tallio’s next appearance is Feb. 1 in Vancouver Provincial Court.