Metro van drivershot in North St. Louis

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NORTH ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A Metro van driver is hospitalized after he was attacked while driving a bus in North St. Louis.

Police say he knew his attacker.

Police have been working the case since someone fired multiple shots at the driver and his occupied Call-A-Ride van just before 1:30 pm Sunday afternoon.

The driver had picked up two passengers who scheduled the Call-A-Ride service and was heading north on North Kingshighway.  As he approached Lexington a person the Metro driver knows, pulled next to the bus in a grey minivan.  That individual began firing multiple shots at the bus and its driver.

The Metro van driver, a black male, was struck multiple times and is now hospitalized in what is described as 'guarded' condition.  Several bullet holes are visible on the left side of the bus and the windshield.   At least one side window was shattered.

The two passengers were not struck by the gunfire, but one was taken to a hospital complaining of injuries suffered when the bus struck a tree in the Kingshighway median.

At this hour police continue to investigate the attack.  If you have any information about the case, please contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

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