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School bus shooting injures 1
Police looking for two who fled scene

DACULA - Police are on the lookout for two hooligans who reportedly shot a school bus full of students visiting from Augusta on Saturday.

The incident happened about 5 p.m. on Circle Road near Ga. Highway 8 in Dacula. One student reported seeing two young males near that intersection, hearing a loud "pop" and watching the suspects flee.

One female student was cut by glass that shattered from a shot window. Witnesses told police the weapon involved could have been an air rifle.

Gwinnett police spokesman Officer Brian Kelly said the girl suffered only "superficial injuries" and was treated by paramedics at the scene. The case remains under investigation.

The 18 students were heading home to Augusta from Mill Creek High School, where they had competed in a choir competition, according to a police report.

The bus, carrying five adults at the time, belongs to the Richmond County Board of Education. The students attend middle and high schools in that county, the report says.

Witnesses described the suspects as young, light-skinned black males who wore backpacks. One rode a bicycle and wore a red shirt, while the other, dressed in a purple shirt and dark pants, toted the gun, witnesses said.

Police photographed the damage and filed the images as part of a report. Responding officers were not able to find a bullet or projectile, the report says.