CMPD investigating shooting that struck school bus window

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a shooting that struck a school bus  Thursday morning. 

CMPD officers believe that two men got into an argument at a gas station, got into cars and fired at each other as they drove away. The shooting occurred near Parkwood and The Plaza in Plaza Midwood around 7:50 a.m.

One of the rounds struck a school bus from Charlotte Lab School. No students were injured, however, the driver of the bus was hit by glass. 

The shooters fled from the scene in separate vehicles, authorities said. 

Residents of the area shaken up by the incident. "Complete shock. Just fear," said Jennifer McGettigan, who lives two blocks away from where the shooting happened.

"I usually run right around the intersection at 7:45 in the morning. Luckily today, I overslept a little bit," said McGettigan. "Definitely not going to be running with headphones around here. Definitely not going to be running before the sun comes up."

CMPD specified that the school bus was not the target of the shooting. 

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