BRADENTON, Fla. — Two minors are in custody after Bradenton police said two school buses in Manatee County were shot at with what appeared to be BB gun pellets on Tuesday.
In an update Wednesday, police said an 11-year-old and 17-year-old would be charged with second-degree felonies in connection to the shooting.
The shooting happened Tuesday as a bus traveling on 9th Avenue East near 27th Street East was hit twice on its right side at around 1:15 p.m. Both shots penetrated the bus's windows, the Bradenton Police Department said in a news release. A separate BB gun shooting happened just before 4:40 p.m. near the same area but to a second bus.
Police were also able to recover two rifle-style BB guns and a pistol-style BB gun used in the shooting after locating the two minors, the department said.
Authorities were able to identify the pair after determining that the shots were fired from a residence on 27th Street E. They said they were given guardian permission to interview the two.
No children were on board either bus at the time of the shootings and the school bus drivers were not injured, the agency explains.