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Bus Driver Shot, Killed in Silver Spring

Aired October 22, 2002 - 11:30   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: Our Bill Delaney is standing by at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where the man was taken as doctors tried to desperately save his life.
Bill, hello.

BILL DELANEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT; Hi, Daryn.

The scene here for the past hour or so has been a scene of family. The man who died, obviously, was a member of a very large and extended family. We've had 30 or 40 very distraught, somber family member arriving at the hospital in the past hour and a half or so. The immediate family believed to have been here earlier in the morning. The man, of course, brought here at around 6:40 in the morning, medevaced, operated on for hours before, tragically, doctors were unable to save his life.

Perhaps the most poignant scene, the most heartbreaking scene, an elderly woman let out of the hospital in the past hour or so, a gray- haired women, stooped, walking slowly, with policemen and accompanied by other family members. We have not able to confirm, but many here believe that perhaps the mother of the 40-year-old bus driver who was shot. She stayed outside of the hospital for some time, just in a parking lot over there, talking to other family members, and as I say, literally stooped over with grief.

Now, we've had a hospital spokesperson come out just in the past 10 minutes or so to tell us that there will be no more press briefings here at Suburban Hospital. It's unclear where family members will be speaking to the press. We certainly will not be bothering them in any way to try to make that happen.

But the scene is now shifting away from Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. As a say, a hospital spokesperson coming out and saying, not camera, that there will be no more briefings here, that all of this now shifts over to the police in Montgomery County -- Daryn

KAGAN: Bill Delaney at the hospital.

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