Police say school bus driver shot on I-35W after crash, 1 in custody

February 06, 2019 10:48 AM

A Minneapolis police spokesperson says a school bus driver was injured after a shooting occurred on a bus Tuesday afternoon in Minneapolis.

The incident occurred on I-35W near Chicago Avenue after a motor vehicle crash. 

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Authorities said the driver was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Police said one person has been taken into the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center on probable cause second-degree assault. That person has been identified as Kenneth W. Lilly. 

KSTP's Brett Hoffland reported a heavy police presence in the area, and said it appeared a child was being escorted to safety.

Minneapolis Public Schools confirmed the bus involved was a Septern bus driving a route for the district. MPS said one student was on the bus at the time and was uninjured. 

An employee who answered the phone at Septran said the Bloomington company had no comment at this time.

The company is one of five used by Minneapolis Public Schools to transport students.

 

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