Police: School bus carrying girl, 4, hit by gunfire
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.
The story has been changed to correct the TV station’s call letters to WWLP.