Car fleeing shooting hits school bus on Indianapolis northeast side


IMPD says a car fleeing the scene of a shooting struck a school bus near 52nd and Carvel on the Indianapolis northeast side. Seven students were treated for minor injuries and then released.

Police say the driver reported that someone opened fire on the car in the area of 46th and Winthrop.

"A 16-year-old girl was driving alone in car. She claims someone started firing from the car behind her. She sped up, spun out of control and struck the bus on the right side," said Lt. Terry Eden.

"She was scared. She was saying it was very loud," said a witness. "The girl was saying, 'Get me out of this car. Get this car off of me. So I assume she was pinned in."

The driver had a leg injury due to the impact from the crash. She was also taken to the hospital.

Police said they found shell casings at 46th and Winthrop.

The school bus, IPS 9171 operating by Durham Services, was not fired upon. The bus was transporting students home from Shortridge High School.

"I hadn't heard about it," said Shortridge father Allen Ewing.

That's why his after work routine includes making sure his daughter Sierra gets home safely.

"I get off the bus," he said. "We walk home. She's on me about how she can't get in her neighborhood and play. It's not worth it. It's not worth it."

"When he gets off the bus, I'm always right over here," Sierra said.