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Woman talks about neighborhood in which bus was shot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock Police said a Little Rock School District School Bus was shot at by two people Wednesday afternoon.

According to Pamela Smith with the Little Rock Police Department, two people, who were minors and possibly students, fired several shots at the bus with an air gun along 7725 Burnelle Drive around 4:30 while children were being taken home. The shooter was last seen wearing a black shirt, red shoes, and red jacket.

She said the driver stopped and immediately called the school and police.

One ninth grade female student was grazed by a pellet and took an minor injury to her left cheek, said Smith; she was taken to the hospital for treatment. Two bus windows were also shattered.

No one has been arrested in the case, but the school district and the police department are working together to find the person responsible.

If anyone has information on this incident or the shooter, they are urged to contact LRPD at (501) 371-4621 or school officials at (501) 447-1000immediately.

Safety and Security units will be out in the morning and afternoon to patrol the area near the scene of the incident.

"Our officers are patrolling the area, will be in the area, and if they can get more information as to who these two young individuals are, they will forward that information on," said Sgt. Cassandra Davis with the Little Rock Police Department.

Carol Harris, a resident in the neighborhood and a bus driver herself, said she isn't surprised to learn that it happened in her area.

"We're having a lot of break-ins, a lot of crime, and the police is not doing anything. You know all the neighbors has called in and complained," she said. "Stuff happens every day, and as bus drivers, we have a lot to deal with as well, and they're on the corners and around the corners, and riding and on the school bus itself is a headache."

Harris wants more police patrols coming around and feels an increased presence would help with truancy and reduce the crime going on in her neighborhood.

"I would just like the neighborhood, just come together and see if we can get something done becaue there's a lot of homes that's been broken into, and a lot of crime going on, we just for the last year we've been through hell, and we're tired of it," she said, exasperated.


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