Police: School bus driver shot after crash on I-94 in Minneapolis

A school bus driver was shot on westbound Interstate 94 between 11th and Chicago avenues in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon following an altercation between two drivers.

Minneapolis Police spokesperson John Elder said the State Patrol responded to reports of a person outside a vehicle pointing a gun at another vehicle and a subsequent call for shots fired.

Minneapolis Police later announced that the suspect's car made contact with the bus on the freeway. Both vehicles pulled over to the shoulder, and the suspect fired rounds into the bus. 

Minnesota State Patrol was on the scene within one minute and took the suspect into custody. 

The victim is a contract school bus driver and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. He is "alert and conscious" and working with investigators, according to Elder. 

One child was on the bus seated in the very rear seat at the time of the shooting. The child was not harmed and has since been reunited with their family. 

Minneapolis Public Schools confirmed one of their students was on the bus at the time of the crash and shooting.

A suspect is in custody with Minneapolis Police and investigators plan to interview him. The shooting is under investigation. 

The bus was operated by the Septran Bus Company and was driving a Minneapolis Public Schools Route, the school district confirmed. 

Septran released the following statement Tuesday: 

Thanks again for reaching out.  We can confirm that our bus was involved in a shooting incident while traveling on Highway 94 today. At the time of the incident our driver and one student were on the bus. The student was not injured; however, our driver was transported for medical attention. To protect our driver and his/her family, we are not sharing any additional information. We are investigating this incident and keeping our driver in our prayers.  


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