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A tour bus driver carrying 10 passengers was shot by passing motorist near BWI Airport, police say

A tour bus driver transporting 10 passengers was shot and injured by a passing motorist on Baltimore-Washington Parkway in the area of interstate 195 early Tuesday morning, police say.

The bus was headed to the Baltimore-Washington International Airport from Baltimore’s MECU Pavilion, said Elena Russo, spokeswoman for the Maryland State Police.

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MECU Pavilion is a performing arts venue on the Inner Harbor’s Pier Six, where rapper Trippie Redd performed Monday night. The bus included crew members from the pavilion, Russo said, but officials could not disclose with whom they were affiliated or whether there were any performers aboard the bus.

Around 2:45 a.m., the bus was shot multiple times on the passenger side, Russo said. After the shooting, the driver pulled the bus off the road and into the departure lanes at BWI, according to a news release from Maryland State Police. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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A tour bus traveling on Baltimore-Washington Parkway early Tuesday to get to BWI Airport was shot at several times, injuring the driver. The bus was traveling from the MECU Pavilion at Baltimore's Pier Six, police say.
A tour bus traveling on Baltimore-Washington Parkway early Tuesday to get to BWI Airport was shot at several times, injuring the driver. The bus was traveling from the MECU Pavilion at Baltimore's Pier Six, police say. (Maryland State Police / HANDOUT)

More information about the victim or his condition was not provided by Tuesday afternoon. None of the passengers aboard the bus were injured in the incident, police said.

Maryland 295 was shut down in the area of Nursery Road until about 9:20 a.m. while crime scene investigators canvassed the scene. Police also closed the inner roadway in the departure area meant for buses and taxis, but that area has since reopened. Police have not charged or arrested anyone in connection to the shooting, according to the news release, and are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 410-761-5130.

This story has been updated to reflect the correct time of when the bus was shot. The bus was shot at 2:45 a.m. This story may be updated later.

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