IPS students hospitalized after minor bus accident

Driver said she lost control after shots fired

INDIANAPOLIS - About half a dozen children were taken to the hospital after a minor accident Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The accident happened in the 1200 block of east 52nd Street around 3 p.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Officials said a 16-year-old girl told police that someone started shooting at her car while she was driving. The girl told police that she drove a mile or so away and lost control of her car, hitting the side of an Indianapolis Public Schools bus.

Police at the scene said there were approximately a dozen children on the bus at the time. No serious injuries were reported, but officials decided to transport seven of the children to the hospital with minor injuries.

The teen driver complained of pain in her leg, but police did not think she was hit by a bullet. Police did believe there was a bullet hole in her car.

Officials were also working a scene near 46th Street and Winthrop Avenue where shell casings were found in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Police said the teen driver was the only witness to the events and she was being tight-lipped about who may have shot her or why. She would not say if she was even at the apartments.

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