Bullet flies through school bus in drive-by shooting

A gunman fired shots in Harlem on Monday and one of the bullets pierced the roof of a school bus carrying 10 children. (Credit: Metro file photo)
A gunman fired shots in Harlem on Monday, and one of the bullets pierced the roof of a school bus carrying children. Credit: Metro file photo

A school bus carrying children got caught in the middle of a drive-by shooting Monday in Harlem, with a bullet piercing its roof.

Shots were fired on East 127th Street near Fifth Avenue about 4:20 p.m. One of the bullets went through the bus’ roof, The New York Post reported.

There were 10 students, between the ages of 5 and 10, from the Choir Academy of Harlem sitting inside the bus.

“Bullets did hit the bus, students were on board, nobody was hurt,” said Department of Education spokeswoman Margie Feinberg, according to the Post. “Parents were notified. Students were taken home by a replacement bus.”

Police were searching for the gunman on Monday night.

Witnesses say he fired four or five shots as he drove past in a blue pickup truck. It is not clear who the intended target was.



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