Sunday, January 17, 2010

Church Bus Shot At.....

Bus shot after leaving a church function

Published January 15, 2010

TEXAS CITY — No one was injured when a bullet pierced the rear and front windows of a church bus, authorities said Thursday. Police were not sure the bus was the intended target.

The bus driver at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday left First Love Church, 2420 36th St. N., after a function with six passengers, including two young children, Texas City police Sgt. Joe Stanton said.

When the driver was just south of soccer fields on 34th Street, he heard a loud noise that shook the bus, Stanton said. The driver stopped, and the passengers got out, Stanton said.

A woman had shattered glass on her face. She was seen by an ambulance crew but not taken to the hospital, Stanton said.

The damage was caused by a bullet that entered the rear window and went through the front windshield, Stanton said.

A passenger told police he saw a black man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, blue jean shorts and white shoes walking north along 34th Street, Stanton said. The passenger couldn’t confirm whether the man fired the shot, Stanton said.

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