SEPTA bus driver dies after being shot 6 times in Germantown; person of interest in custody

A SEPTA bus driver has died after being shot in Philadelphia's Germantown Thursday morning.

This story originally appeared on 6abc.

A person of interest is in custody after a SEPTA bus driver was fatally shot in Philadelphia’s Germantown Thursday morning. Police released images of a female suspect.

It happened just before 10:30 a.m. at Germantown and Abbottsford avenues as the bus driver was operating a Route 23 bus. Police say he was shot six times in the chest and right abdomen.

The 48-year-old bus driver was rushed to Einstein Hospital by police, where he was pronounced dead, according to officials.

  • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

The victim was a 12-year employee of the transit authority.

No weapons have been recovered.

Philadelphia and SEPTA police are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call SEPTA Transit Police at (215) 580-8111.

If you or someone you know has been affected by gun violence in Philadelphia, you can find grief support and resources online.

Get the WHYY app!

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal