Tour bus driver shot on BW Parkway

bus involved in BW Parkway shooting
The driver of this bus was shot on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway early Sept. 7, 2021. (Courtesy Maryland State Police)

A tour bus driver was shot on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near BWI Marshall Airport early Tuesday morning.

The Maryland State Police said the bus driver was shot by a passing driver. He managed to pull off the road into the departure lanes of the airport and was taken to the hospital. Police did not release the driver’s name or condition.

None of the 10 passengers on the bus was hurt. The passengers told police what happened.

The bus was traveling from the MECU Pavilion in Baltimore to the airport.

The shooting, which closed the southbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway/Md. 295 near Nursery Road for six hours, occurred about 2:45 a.m.

Anyone with more information is asked to call the police at 410-761-5130.

Here’s a map of the area:


Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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