CLEVELAND — Cleveland Transit Police are investigating an incident in which an RTA bus was struck by gunfire in the Slavic Village neighborhood.
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The shooting took place at approximately 2:22 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Greater Cleveland RTA bus #19 was traveling eastbound on Broadway Avenue near Cable Avenue when gunshots were fired that struck the bus.
Greater Cleveland Regional Authority (GCRTA) Transit Police and EMS were notified and reported to the scene of the shooting.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. There is no information available at this time on any potential suspects.
Sameul Binion was on the bus when the shooting happened.
"As I was getting off the bus I heard like 5-6 shots, it was very close very near, so I jumped back on the bus and hit the ground, hit the floor," Binion said.
He said there were a handful of other passengers, including a small child, all who could've been hit by one of the bullets.
Binion told 3News he's frustrated with violence in the city.
"This happened in broad daylight, like it doesn't matter if its night or day, but you know its wild when its broad daylight," Binion said.
The shooting happened right out front of Regent High School. It was placed on a brief lockdown and students were dismissed early.
Principal Jason Windon said their security footage showed a black car pulling up and firing off the shots.
"Unfortunately right now Cleveland has a very high crime rate and this is all too common," Windon said.
He said the scene barely phased his students, an unfortunate reality as we see a surge in violence.
"I'm afraid that too many students and too many young people and people in Cleveland in general are used to this type of violence," Windon said.
The public charter school specializes in drop-out recovery for students ages 15 to 21 looking to get back on the right path.
"I chose urban education because I wanted to make a difference and I believe I am, especially with this school, but its hard to overcome rampant violence. It's hard to help a student understand the value of an education when there's gang activity everywhere," Windon said.
This is a developing story. 3News will provide updates as more information is released.
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