Bus driver finds body at National Civil War Museum


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A school bus driver found the body of an apparent shooting victim behind the National Civil War Museum early Thursday.

The driver told ABC27 that the victim was in a rear parking lot and appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound to the head. No children were on the bus.

Police officers were called to the scene around 7 a.m. They have not released the victim’s name, and they were not immediately sure whether the shooting took place where the body was found or if the body was moved after the shooting.

“The investigation is still ongoing in reference to what transpired and how he got here and who actually brought him here,” police Sgt. Kyle Gautsch said.

Investigators with a K9, drone and forensic team were on the scene for about three hours.

The shooting is the fourth in the city and the second with a fatality in just seven days.   

Authorities were investigating a second shooting incident around 7 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Woodbine Street. They said a male with a single gunshot wound was taken to a hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening injury and the investigation is ongoing.

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