Kinsey issues statement on fatal shooting of SEPTA bus driver

PHILADLEPHIA, Oct. 26 – This morning, a SEPTA bus driver operating a Route 23 bus was fatally shot in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., who represents Germantown in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, issued the following comments on this shooting:

“First and foremost, I want to send my condolences to the family and friends of the SEPTA bus driver who senselessly had his life taken today.

“SEPTA bus drivers provide an excellent public service that benefits many in our community; they shouldn’t have to fear for their lives when on the job.

“We must continue working in Harrisburg to help prevent these tragedies from occurring; saving lives must be our top priority.

“When we reconvene in Harrisburg in the coming weeks, I will urge my colleagues to work diligently to move sensible gun-safety legislation that can save lives and prevent tragedies like this from continuing to occur.”