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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Las Vegas School Bus Shooting

[Update] The AFP reports that some of those suspected of involvement with the shooting have been detained and at least 2 suspects are outstanding.

Six junior or high school students were shot today after getting off their school bus.

Police said the shootings occurred just before 2 p.m. in northeast Las Vegas. At least two people are believed to have taken part in the shooting, said Officer Bill Cassell. Police would not say whether the suspects were on foot or in a car.

The shootings occurred less than a mile away from two elementary schools, Woolley and Clyde Cox Elementary schools.

Two were in their late teens, the others juveniles and five were boys and one was a girl according to the report.

Two injured were critical.

At the moment it is believed that there are two suspects.

More from My Fox Utah:

An adult male was in critical condition and a teen male was in serious condition, both with gunshots to the torso, said UMC spokeswoman Cheryl Persinger.

Four had minor gunshot injuries to their arms and legs, including an adult male who was treated and released. Two teen males and a teen female were in good condition, she said.

Archie Gorai, 22, who lives about a block from the site of the shooting, said he heard about eight gunshots while he was wrapping Christmas presents at his home.

"I told my wife it was gunshots. She thought it was firecrackers," Gorai said. "We went outside, looked over the wall and the police said somebody got shot."

He said he had always considered the neighborhood to be safe.

Police blocked off traffic surrounding the shooting in a working class residential neighborhood with homes decorated for Christmas.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie and district superintendent Walt Rulffes will be addressing the media at 6:30 pm PST.