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Northeast Wisconsin party bus hit by gunfire on way home from concert

Party bus shooting
Dame to Lou's Limos LLC after stuck in a drive by shooting
Posted at 1:50 PM, Apr 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-19 12:41:20-04

NBC 26 — A party bus from Lou's Limos LLC was stuck in a drive-by shooting over the weekend while headed back to Northeast Wisconsin from a Morgan Wallen concert in Milwaukee.

According to Milwaukee Police, the shooting happened just before midnight on Saturday, April 15, on the 700 block on North 35th Street.

Two of the people on the bus, named Alex and Shaina, say their group of six couples from the Green Bay area hired the party bus to take them to and from the concert. They had just left American Family Field and were headed for the interstate to leave Milwaukee when suddenly the passengers heard gunshots.

“My husband said that he remembers looking straight out the side of the bus and he saw a car with a man leaning out the side and he had a gun," Alex said.

“I was awoken to my husband pushing me down to the ground because her husband had hollered for everyone to get down," Shaina said.

If it weren't for Alex's husband's quick action, the two believe some of the passengers would have been shot. Miraculously, no one was hurt but one of the bullets went straight through their bus, going through a bus seat and narrowly missing one of their friends.

Mitch Landvick was the bus driver that night and co-owns Lou's Limos along with Dawn Dionne. After the shooting, he says the group spoke with police at the nearest precinct before driving back to Green Bay in the bus with the windows taped together.

“A couple of passengers were basically holding the window in so that the glass wouldn’t fall out so we were able to get all the way back," Landvick said.

The bus no longer starts and Landvick says he’ll have to replace the windows and bus seats that were damaged. On their Facebook page, Lou's Limos posted about the shooting and provided more details about the damages that the bus sustained.

Landvick and the other passengers say they feel fortunate to have made it home to their families that night.

“Coming down to a concert which I thought would be an excellent night, a great day with my friends, and not really being aware of my surroundings and then releasing that this happened to us... you never think it’s going to happen to you," Alex said.

Police say a home was also hit by the gunfire, but no one reported being hit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360. Anonymous tips may be left with Crime Stoppers through the P3 smartphone app or by calling (414) 224-8477.