Duval County

School bus hit by gunfire, no one on board injured, bus not targeted, Jacksonville police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a school bus was hit by gunfire on Monday afternoon in the Hogans Creek area.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at around 3:40 p.m. near 2100 Dr Roy Baker St a school bus became an unexpected victim in a violent exchange. As the bus maneuvered into a nearby apartment complex, it found itself in the line of fire between two individuals engaged in a heated gun battle.

The front windshield of the school bus bore the impact of the gunfire, but thankfully, no injuries were reported among the 30 students or the driver.

Swift action by the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) ensured that all occupants were checked for safety, and a reunification center was swiftly established to ensure that every child was safely reunited with their parents.

Despite the terrifying ordeal, authorities reassured the public that this incident was isolated, with the bus not being the intended target. However, the search for the individuals involved in the shooting continues, with law enforcement officers working diligently to gather witnesses and piece together the events leading up to the gunfire.

JSO removed the bus from the scene for further investigation, while ensuring the safety of the individuals involved. Meanwhile, the JFRD continued to provide care and support to the shaken children and bus driver.

As the community grapples with the shock of the incident, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, along with the Duval County Public Schools (DCPS), remains committed to uncovering the truth behind the shooting and ensuring the safety of all residents.

As investigations continue, authorities are still working to determine if anyone else was harmed in the initial exchange of gunfire.


Action News Jax is working to learn what school the bus was coming from.

Action News Jax’s Ben Ryan is at the scene working to get more information and will have the latest updates on CBS47 and FOX30 Action News Jax.

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