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MTA Bus Shooting: Father Protects Son From Bullet

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02/23/11 07:49 PM ET   AP

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a Los Angeles bus passenger has been shot and wounded while protecting his teenage son from a gunman. One person has been arrested.

The shooting occurred Wednesday on a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus parked to change drivers in the Glassell Park area.

MTA spokesman Jose Ubaldo tells City News Service a man and his 16-year-old son were on the bus when another passenger who may be a gang member pulled a gun.

Ubaldo says the man apparently intended to shoot the teen, but the father moved forward to protect the youth and was shot.

Sheriff's Lt. Jenny Bethune says the wounded man was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

A suspect was arrested a short time later. His name wasn't immediately released.

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