SEPTA bus hit by gunfire

- Late night riders on a SEPTA bus are lucky they weren’t hurt when a gunshot fired from outside hit their bus went right through a window.

SEPTA told FOX 29 News it happened Saturday after 11 p.m. in Chester, in the 3700 block of Edgemont Avenue.

A Route 117 bus was stopped at 22nd when with the driver heard gunfire. He moved the bus to a different location and noticed a bullet hole in a side window. Then, he checked the three passengers on the bus to see if any were hit.

None of the passengers were hurt.

Chester police said their officers were on routine patrol near E. 15th and Upland streets when they heard four to six loud bangs, believed to be gunfire coming from the area of 21st or 22nd and Edgemont Avenue.

As they responded, police dispatch got calls about shots were being fired around the Sunoco gas station at 2200 Edgmont Avenue.

Police found a crime scene was located, but no victim. That’s when SEPTA notified officers that their bus was struck by gunfire.

The violence remains under investigation.

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