Florida student shot while waiting for school bus

September 20, 2018 02:13 PM

(WTLV) A Florida school bus driver likely saved the life of a 17-year-old gunshot victim Wednesday.

Javon Mills, 17, was walking to his bus stop around 6:15 a.m. when a black vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, shooting Mills once in the chest. 

Mills continued to his bus stop, and once he boarded the driver took him to UF Health Hospital, where he underwent surgery.

Other drivers heard the frightening moments play out in real time on their radios.

"The boy had ran onto the bus and told the bus driver drive, drive, drive! He had been shot in his chest," said Luqita Taylor, a bus monitor in the area who heard the call come through.

Officials said the bus driver that drove Mills to the hospital did exactly as the drivers are trained.

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