Shots fired into Kansas City bus injures 3 - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

UPDATE

Juvenile charged after shots fired into Kansas City bus, injuring 3

Crime tape blocks off ATA bus involved in a shooting Thursday Crime tape blocks off ATA bus involved in a shooting Thursday
At least one person was taken into custody after a gunman opened fire on ATA bus At least one person was taken into custody after a gunman opened fire on ATA bus
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

At least three people were injured after a gunman fired on a Kansas City bus Thursday.

At least one shot was fired by a gunman outside the bus. A passenger on the bus was struck in the hand by a bullet, according to officials with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.

Two others were injured when they were struck by glass fragments. All three are expected to be OK.

It occurred just about noon at 31st Street and Prospect Avenue.

Police questioned numerous people. Two men and two boys were taken into custody. They were found at a home on East 32nd Street.

The following day, the Office of the Juvenile Officer filed charges in the shooting.

A 16-year-old youth is charged with first-degree assault, which is a Class B felony, second-degree assault, which is a Class C felony, and two counts of armed criminal action. The youth is being held at the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center.

Avia Ramsey heard just one shot.

"She was telling us, 'Get down, get down!'" Ramsey recalled.

Dessaray Carr was upset by the incident.

"I feel 100 percent unsafe," Carr said.

A fight started on the bus, and spilled outside, where someone pulled a gun and fired through the window.

It has been a rough year for ATA bus drivers and passengers, with several violent incidents occurring.

Mark Huffer, ATA's director, said riding the bus is safe.

"We do everything we can to make it as safe as possible," he said. "In spite of the fact that this is the second time in a week or so, it's very unusual to see this kind of thing."

He said the violence is a reflection of society as a whole. The bus company is looking at ways to improve safety, but say metal detectors aren't feasible.

Cameras are on board buses. Drivers are trained on reacting in dangerous situations.

"She did exactly what was needed to be done," Huffer said about the driver. "She pulled the bus over, called dispatch and they dispatched police right away."

Copyright 2013 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-02-24 18:10:49 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    More >>

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    More >>
  • Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

    Attorneys seek information on aborted Alabama execution

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:04 AM EST2018-02-23 08:04:29 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-02-24 18:10:31 GMT
    (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. Alabama is set to execute Hamm, who argues his past dr...(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. Alabama is set to execute Hamm, who argues his past dr...
    Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins.More >>
    Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins.More >>
  • The Latest: Czech star Ledecka secures rare Olympic double

    The Latest: Czech star Ledecka secures rare Olympic double

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-02-24 01:14:57 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:09 PM EST2018-02-24 18:09:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Driver Nadezhda Sergeeva and Anastasia Kocherzhova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia take a curve in their third heat during the women's two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, ...

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

    More >>

    The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it isn't commenting yet on an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Russian women's bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly