CHICAGO — Five people were shot and wounded while getting off a party bus in South Shore early Thursday, police said.
At 2:09 a.m., the group was getting off a party bus in the 2200 block of East 70th Place when someone on the street opened fire, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.
The driver told reporters outside of Jackson Park Hospital that there were about 30 people on the bus celebrating a man's birthday.
The driver said he was outside the bus helping passengers off and then heard at least 30 shots.
"As soon as the shots [were] fired, I went back into the bus. I turned around and a young lady was under the bus. She said she was shot," he said.
"While they was still shooting, I picked her up and put her on the bus and drove off" to Jackson Park Hospital, the driver said.
He did not see who was shooting, said the driver, who declined to identify himself.
Among the wounded are:
• A 29-year-old man was shot in the right leg and taken to Northwestern Hospital.
• A 22-year-old man was shot in the right hand and taken to Jackson Park Hospital.
• A 22-year-old woman was shot in the right foot and taken to Jackson Park Hospital.
• A 30-year-old man was shot in the right arm.
• A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and left leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
The victims' conditions were not released, but they were all listed as stable, Pacheco said.
No one was in custody.