Florida girl fatally shot on school bus, suspect in custody

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MIAMI (Reuters) - A 13-year-old girl was fatally shot aboard a private school bus in the Miami area on Tuesday and police said they have taken into custody a male student who is believed to be the shooter.

The girl was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital, where she died, Miami-Dade Police Detective Javier Baez said.

"We have a male student who is in custody who appears to be the shooter," he said.

Baez said police did not have any possible motives for the shooting.

The bus was traveling on a road in the Homestead area of southwest Miami-Dade County when the shooting occurred. There were eight children aboard the bus and police were still interviewing the witnesses, he said.

The bus transported children to several charter schools and Baez said he did not know what school the victim and the suspected attended.

(Reporting by Jane Sutton; Editing by Will Dunham and Bill Trott)

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Comments (5)
Ralphooo wrote:
Just keep reminding yourself that when everyone is armed, there will be no more shootings… says the NRA.

Nov 20, 2012 3:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ralphooo wrote:
Just keep reminding yourself that when everyone is armed, there will be no more shootings… says the NRA.

Nov 20, 2012 3:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:
*Just keep reminding yourself that when everyone is armed, there will be no more shootings… says the NRA.*

That is why all the shootings are at Gun Clubs, Police Conventions, Target Rangers, Sporting Good stores, and Gun & Knife shows – while no shootings happen in places like Schools, Churches, and Businesses.

Oh…. wait…

When’s the last time you heard of a shooting at Bill Goodman’s Gun and Knife show? If there was; it would be a closed casket funeral.

Nov 21, 2012 10:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
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