When gunfire erupted in Olney about 1 a.m., Malcolm McLaughlin kept driving his SEPTA bus even though a bullet had struck him in the back, a SEPTA official said.
A bullet also hit one of the bus' nine passengers in the hand.
McLaughlin, 44, was driving the Route K bus from East Falls to Frankford when two men started shooting at each other near Front and Champlost Streets.
"He was able to drive that bus about five blocks after being injured and keep the rest of the passangers safe," said SEPTA spokesman Felipe Suarez. "So it's a pretty heroic story if you ask me."