Party Bus Shooting A Sign Of The Troubled Times, One Operator Says

(CBS) — The owner of one party bus company in Chicago says a shooting that occurred over the weekend is a symptom of a much larger problem.

Chris Vechio is the owner of Chi Town Party Bus in Chicago.

While his company did not own the party bus where the shooting took place, he says the shooting is a sad fact of life in Chicago, where there were dozens of shootings this weekend.

Vechio says his company spells out the rules for riders and the driver has the authority to call 9-1-1, or kick unruly passengers off the bus.

“There’s nothing wrong with having a good time, but when it gets out of hand, our thing is the safety of the passengers, but also the safety of our driver and other people outside the vehicle,” he says.

Three people were wounded in a shooting on a party bus early Sunday.

An argument erupted at 1:53 a.m. and a male on the bus opened fire while it was traveling in the 500 block of West Irving Park Road, according to Chicago Police.

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