Police are investigating after a 60-year-old woman was shot on an MBTA bus in South Boston.
Transit Police spokesperson Richard Sullivan said the shooting occurred on board a T bus “just outside” of Andrew station, which serves the Red Line and bus system on the Southie/Dorchester line, at approximately 5:25 p.m. Friday.
“Upon arrival, officers located a 60-year-old woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen,” Sullivan said.
The woman was taken to a local hospital with what are considered to be non-life-threatening injuries. She was “conscious and alert” at the time of transport, Sullivan said.
Sullivan said that it would be inappropriate for him to speculate on the circumstances leading to the incident, but did say that “we are cognizant the shooting may have been accidental.”
No arrests have been made and Transit Police detectives are “actively investigating the matter.”