Philadelphia school bus in flames after traffic accident, no kids on board
The bus was set aflame after a vehicle crashed into it while evading police. The suspects, now in police custody, then allegedly shot a Pennsylvania state trooper, who is in stable condition.
At about 9:45 a.m. ET, the trooper was shot in the shoulder, as gunfire was exchanged on eastbound I-676. The trooper was then rushed to Hanhemann University Hospital, according to WPVI.
#BREAKING School bus fire in Philadelphia, may be linked to a police shooting. Live on app:— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) Nov 24 2015
State trooper shot and school bus fire on 676 in Center City. Trooper at hospital, no kids on the bus. pic.twitter.com/uiGVv9z9tj— Bob Kelly (@bobkellytraffic) November 24, 2015
The shooting suspects' vehicle was being pursued by police when it slammed into the rear-end of the bus on the Vine Street Expressway, according to WPVI. Aboard the bus was only the driver, who reportedly escaped to safety. At least three suspects -- one shooter and two others -- were taken into custody, according to Fox29.
The incident has caused major road closures in the area, including a stretch of both east- and westbound lanes of I-676.