Abington resident, SEPTA driver shot several times on route, pronounced dead by officials

Bernard Gribbin, 48, of Abington, was shot six times in the chest and abdomen while driving a SEPTA bus Thursday morning. He was pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center shortly after.

According to police, the shooting took place around 10:30am on a Route 23 bus at Germantown and Abbottsford avenues. The suspect, a woman in her 20s, was seen getting off the bus and firing a shot at Gribbin. She then got on and off several times while shooting at Gribbin.

“She then fires a shot toward the bus driver, re-enters the bus and fires again. And from what we see in the video, and it’s very preliminary, it appears she gets on and off several times,” said Interim First Dep. Commissioner Frank Vanore.

Image of a female suspect, courtesy of 6ABC

Gribbin was rushed to Einstein Medical Center by police.

According to 6ABC, he was a 12-year employee of the transit authority and a U.S. Army veteran.

Courtesy of Gribbin’s Facebook page

Philadelphia and SEPTA police are investigating the incident. A person was taken into custody, but police have not yet said if it is the same woman who was seen firing at the bus driver.

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