(STMW) — A school bus driver was hit in the cheek by buckshot fired by dove hunters last week near southwest suburban Homer Glen, but none of the students on the bus were injured.
The Lockport High School bus was northbound on Parker Road, north of 159th Street, about 3:40 p.m. when the driver heard a gunshot and felt something strike his left cheek, according to a report from the Will County sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Red Cross Day Of Giving: Here's How You Can Help!
The driver pulled over and called 911, saying he had been shot in the cheek. Sheriff’s police and a Homer Township Fire Protection District ambulance responded, but the 59-year-old driver refused medical attention for an abrasion on his cheek, according to the report.
Lockport High School administrative staff also responded and called the parents of the 11 students on the bus, all between 14 and 18, police said. None of the students were injured and they went home with their parents.READ MORE: Red Cross Reports Blood Emergency With Donations At Lowest Level In 10 Years
A bird shot pellet from a shotgun was found under the driver’s seat, and police located two male hunters in the area, who said they had been hunting doves, according to police.
Department of Natural Resources Police continue to investigate the incident, but did not immediately respond to a request for information.MORE NEWS: Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Begins Wednesday Morning At 3 A.M.
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