Stray Bullets Hit School Bus, Students Injured

Stray bullets went through a school bus carrying students from a Chicago charter school, but no serious injuries were being reported.

The bullets entered one side of the bus and exited the other around 11 a.m. Wednesday, spraying students inside with window glass. Chicago Public Schools spokesman Michael Vaughn said, adding that initial indications are no one was struck by a bullet.

The bus driver drove a couple of blocks before coming to rest next to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, at W. Cermak Rd. and S. Wolcott Ave., in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.

"At first I thought it was an accident, a car accident, but then when I saw two young girls being escorted into an ambulance from the bus, and you could see that they were shaken up, I was concerned, I was really worried as to what had happened. So, I just looked online for breaking news and it said that the bus had been fired at," a witness said.

Two young girls were helped from the bus to ambulances before being transported in good to fair condition to Mt. Sinai Hospital, Fire Media Affairs Assistant Director Eve Rodriguez said. She did not know the ages of the students, nor what school they were from.

Police are trying to determine whether the shooter or shooters were involved in a gang or in some sort of domestic dispute.

No one is in custody.

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