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Police: School bus carrying girl, 4, hit by gunfire

March 30, 2016

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Holyoke police are searching for suspects in mid-afternoon gun battle in which a school bus with a 4-year-old girl on board was struck by a bullet.

Mayor Alex Morse says the Head Start bus was hit once near the intersection of Suffolk and Oak Streets at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say it doesn’t appear the bus was targeted. Neither the girl nor the driver was injured.

Lt. Isaias Cruz tells WWLP-TV that there were two groups shooting at each other when the bus was hit.

No arrests have been made as of Tuesday.

The bus was not a Holyoke Public Schools bus but belonged to an area Head Start program.

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The story has been changed to correct the TV station’s call letters to WWLP.

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