School bus driver shot after crash in Minneapolis

That would indicate that the only fear was felt by an elderly bus driver and 8-year-old child. The complaint said the school bus driver suffered a wound to his left arm and a graze wound on his head.

The violent ordeal unfolded after the alleged gunman, identified as 31-year-old Kenneth Lilly, drove his Toyota in front of a pickup truck and school bus before getting out of the auto and firing his gun, police said.

The school bus driver, who was not identified, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said.

The gunman, identified by police as Kenneth Lilly, gets out of the auto and walks around to the driver's side of the bus before opening fire.

Paul faces one count of second-degree attempted murder and one count of second-degree assault in connection to the shooting of the bus driver Tuesday.

Near the interstate split, Lilly stopped his vehicle in the lane of traffic and got out and walked towards the bus.

That's when Lilly pulled out a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and started walking toward the front of the bus, according to the criminal complaint.

Officers recovered five discharged cartridge casings from the scene.

Lilly then walked to the driver's side of the bus and called 911. The child at the rear of the bus was not harmed. However, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said the video showed Lilly had retreated to a safe spot before walking in front of the school bus and shooting at the driver.

He said police are still investigating the shooting, "and if we can add aggravating circumstances for a longer sentence, should we prove him guilty, we will do so".

Lilly's family could not be immediately reached for comment.

Preliminary bail for Lilly, who is scheduled to make his first court appearance tomorrow, has been set at $500,000.

Vanessa Coleman

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