Shooting Causes CTA Bus Crash On Chicago's South Side: Report

03/29/2011 01:37 pm ET | Updated May 29, 2011

A shooting on Chicago's South Side reportedly caused a CTA bus to crash Tuesday morning.

The Chicago Tribune reports that two men jumped out of a vehicle about 9:30 a.m. near 75th Street and Vincennes Avenue and began firing shots at a vehicle on the block.

"These young guys stepped out with AK-47s or Uzis or something and shot up the whole block," Al Perkins, head cook at the nearby Ryan Anthony's restaurant told the Tribune.

A CTA spokeswoman told WGN News that a car veered into a westbound 75 CTA bus during the shooting, causing the bus to hit a light pole.

The Tribune reports that 11 people were injured on the scene, mostly from the bus crash and flying glass. Most injuries were not life threatening, fire officials told the Sun-Times, but three people were listed in serious-to-critical condition.

Note: Original news reports stated that 13 people were injured in the shooting and crash. The Chicago Fire Department confirmed that 11 people were actually taken to area hospitals.

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