Minneapolis – A devastating incident shook the neighborhood when a school bus driver was shot straight into his head in the presence of young children onboard.
According to the police, there were three children under the age of 10 on the bus when the driver was shot in the head.
According to the Minneapolis police, they got a report at approximately 2:15 pm about a bus driver being shot in the area of East Girard Avenue N and 37 N.
The officers quickly responded to the report and located the straddled bus. The officers gave first aid to the driver and secured the crime scene. The paramedics immediately transferred the injured driver to a nearby hospital.
The police confirmed that the injuries succumbed by the driver are not life-threatening.
Police officers vigilantly transported the onboard children to their homes. The children remain safe in this shooting episode.
All the three onboard children were under 10 and were shattered by what they witnessed. They were shifted to their places safely. None of them got injured.
An investigation is ongoing regarding the incident. At the moment, Minneapolis police officers from the departments of the shooting team, crime lab, and assault unit are combinedly investigating the incident.
It is still unclear whether the shooter was on foot or in a car. No arrest has been made in connection with the shooting incident of the school bus driver.
The Metropolitan Transportation Network company which operates the school buses across Minneapolis stated that the family of the school bus driver is with him in the hospital. The company further stated that the police made it mandatory to protect the students and shift them to their respective homes safely.
The shooting incident took place merely 2 hours after a teenage boy was shot in the northern end of Minneapolis. The teenager is said to be in danger.
The Minneapolis Public Schools released an official statement regarding the shootings saying:
Our MPS community is grieving tonight after one of our students and one of our bus drivers were the victims of gun violence in two separate incidents.
Investigations are currently underway and until we have more information, we are not sharing specifics.
For now, we recognize the deep impact this has on our students, staff, and families. Our thoughts tonight are especially with the victims’ families during this difficult time.