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Bus window shot, passenger injured
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Posted: 2013 Jan 11 - 07:06

By Dawn Krebs


PORT ST. LUCIE -- Police are looking for help with a recent shooting that involved a Greyhound bus in the early morning of Dec. 30.

Florida Highway Patrol responded to a report of a window reportedly being shot out of the bus while it was traveling on Florida's Turnpike near mile marker 155.

"The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the damage to the bus," said Master Sgt. Frank Sabol, public information officer with the Port St. Lucie Police Department.

On board, the only injury reported was to a 26-year-old Minnesota woman who received a bump on the head, either from the breaking glass or while being startled when the window shattered.

At approximately the same time, officers from the Port St. Lucie Police Department were investigating several calls that came into 911 regarding shooting activity around the 5200 block of N.W. Corporate Way in Port St. Lucie. The location is just east of where the turnpike crosses Midway Road, and is close to where the bus was shot.

At that location, officers found 36 spent shell casings of ammunition used by assault rifles. Police also recovered 22 spent shell casings from a .22 rifles, as well as two live rounds.

"At this time, it is unclear if the shooting activity and the damage to the bus window are connected," said Sgt. Sabol. "The shootings are under investigation by both the Port St. Lucie Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol."

If anyone has any information regarding these two incidents, they are urged to call the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5001 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at (800) 273-8477.

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