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Shots fired at CTA bus on South Side

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Shouts were fired at a CTA bus early Thursday on Chicago's South Side. (WLS)

Shots were fired at a CTA bus early Thursday on Chicago's South Side.

At about 4:40 a.m., police were called to the intersection of West 87th Street and South Ashland in Gresham, where a bus had pulled over after being shot at.

A passenger said he and four other people were riding the No. 9 Ashland bus to the Red Line stop at 95th. A woman got off at 85th Street, and as the bus was pulling away, a person dressed in black and riding a bicycle shot at the bus, leaving a hole at the landing by the door.

"It wasn't a gunshot, like, pow, pow, pow. It was more like if you had a BB gun or a pellet gun. It wasn't loud at all," said passenger Melvin Burke Jr.

It's not yet clear whether the hole was from a pistol or a pellet gun. Police also need to track down witnesses after passengers boarded another bus and left before officers got to the scene.
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