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A passenger-filled MATA bus hit by gunfire

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A passenger-filled MATA bus, hit by gunfire late Tuesday night A passenger-filled MATA bus, hit by gunfire late Tuesday night
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – Gunshots rang out Tuesday night, hitting a MATA bus filled with passengers on Bellevue between Lamar and Walker in South Memphis.

The shooting happened just after 10:30 Tuesday night as the Route 31 bus was headed southbound on Bellevue. 

According to witnesses, the bullet entered through the door, shattering the glass and exited through the window of the seat directly behind the driver.

About 15 passengers were on the bus at the time, including at least one small child, who passengers say was in a seat right behind the driver.

Police are still investigating, but one passenger told us who she believes is behind the shooting.

Bus passenger Ericka McGhee said, "It's sad to say, but I really believe it was a gang initiation, cause who else gonna be shooting into a MATA bus and they see all these people and little kids."

Police have no suspects and have not confirmed if this shooting is gang related.

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