Metrobus crashes after driver hears gunshots in Southeast DC

A Metrobus driver was hospitalized after the bus he was operating crashed in Southeast D.C. Tuesday night.

A Metro spokesperson says a V2 bus was traveling in the area of Minnesota Avenue and 16th Street at around 9:30 p.m. when the driver heard gunfire. The driver was startled by the sound and ended up going off the road and hitting a pole.

The spokesperson says the bus was not directly hit by the gunfire, but a bullet ricocheted and became lodged in the front bumper of the bus.

The driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. No passengers on the bus were hurt, according to Metro.