Teen Who Was Shot On Bus Is Starting Anti-Violence Group

FLINT (AP) – A 17-year-old who was shot in the chest in October by a bullet that passed through the rear of a public bus in Flint is working to fight violence. Television station WEYI reports that Dwayne “DJ” Williams made a full recovery after being shot while riding the Mass Transportation Authority bus.

Now, he’s working with his church to start a group called “SWAGG.” That stands for Students Working Against Gangs and Gun violence.

Williams was on his way to the International Academy of Flint at the time of the shooting. No other injuries were reported among the nearly two dozen passengers on the bus.

Authorities said at the time they thought the shooting was random because the bus was wrapped in an advertisement, making it impossible to see inside.

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