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Bullet that struck school bus called ricochet from a teenager target shooting

June 21, 2011 |  2:09 pm

The bullet that struck a school bus on the Rincon Indian Reservation was apparently a ricochet from a teenager who was target shooting on his family's property, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.

The .22-caliber round struck a bus with two adults and six children headed for the Head Start program in the rural area of northeast San Diego County. No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred Monday morning.

Deputies determined that the bullet was fired by a 17-year-old. "It appears that this was not an intentional act on the part of the teenager," according to the Sheriff's Department.

Still, the incident will be reviewed by the district attorney's office.


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