Man charged with firing gun on Pace bus on Bishop Ford Expressway

He was riding on a southbound bus near 130th Street when he tried to hit a passenger with a handgun and it discharged, police said.

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A man fired a gun while trying to pistol-whip someone on a Pace bus on the Bishop Ford Expressway earlier this week, according to Illinois State Police.

Anthony Bland, 33, is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, the state police said.

Bland, from the South Chicago neighborhood, was riding a southbound bus near 130th Street around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday when he tried to hit a passenger with a handgun and it discharged, according to an arrest report.

No one was struck by the gunfire during the confrontation, which was recorded on surveillance video, police said.

The bus driver pulled over and the passengers exited the bus, according to the police report. Bland left the bus and was arrested a short distance away.

He was ordered held without bail, state police said.

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