Minneapolis, MN – A school bus driver was shot in the head while he was driving a bus with students aboard on Wednesday afternoon.
Minneapolis police responded to reports of a shooting at about 2:15 p.m. on Feb. 9 near the 37th and Girard Avenues in the Camden neighborhood, WCCO reported.
Responding officers found the school bus driver suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police said there was a corresponding bullet hole through the windshield of the school bus, directly in front of the driver, WCCO reported.
NOW: Image from our @msepic at scene of bus driver shooting in Minneapolis appears to show bullet hole in school bus windshield in front of driver's seat. So far, MPD says they believe driver will survive. Three elementary-aged kids on bus at the time. @MPRnews pic.twitter.com/pMJgHNWJTL
— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) February 9, 2022
Officers immediately began performing life-saving First Aid on the wounded bus driver.
He was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment and was expected to survive, KARE reported.
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Emergency services have received reports of shots fired on a school bus. The caller reports children are onboard, and that the driver has been shot.
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Police said there were three children – all under the age of 10 – who were riding the bus home from school when their bus driver was shot.
None of the children were hurt during the incident, KARE reported.
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Officers took each of the children to their respective homes after the incident, WCCO reported.
Police said investigators were searching for suspects in the shooting.
No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.