Police Search For 'Person Of Interest' In Shooting That Injured COTA Passenger


UPDATED: Wednesday April 17, 2013 6:24 PM

A woman is hospitalized as doctors try to save her eye after she was struck in the head with a bullet as she rode on a COTA bus Tuesday evening.

Amy Develvis, 39, is recovering at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Police have yet to make an arrest in the case and hope neighborhood crime cameras near the shooting scene will provide clues as to who was behind the shooting.

Investigators said they had identified a 26-year-old man as a person of interest in the case.

Investigators believe the bus was caught in a cross fire between two people shooting at each other.

Witnesses told detectives that they saw a red Chevy Impala leaving the scene with a broken back window. Police said the bus was struck three times.  

Witnesses who live nearby say they heard between four and seven shots.

Riders on the bus told 10TV that they immediately hit the ground as windows in the bus began to shatter.

Develvis' employers at the One Columbus Center said she had been on the job for only a month, and COTA was her only form of transportation.

There is a bake sale on Monday at the One Columbus building at Broad and High streets to help raise money for the woman.

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