Teen shoots BB gun into bus full of elementary students

An elementary school bus packed with kids was shot into Wednesday morning.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police said a 17-year-old shot a BB gun into a school bus in east Charlotte Tuesday morning, shattering one of its windows. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. on Dion Avenue near Independence Boulevard in the South Idlewild neighborhood. 
 
No students were injured and a second bus was able to take them to school, police said.

Detectives arrested Jose Delgado and charged him with shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm within the city limits. His father who spoke to NBC Charlotte, said Delgado’s younger sister was also on board the bus and that his son just got the gun about a week ago.

Officers were able to locate the 17-year-old suspect inside a home in the 2200 block of Dion Avenue and take him custody.  Wednesday officers were seen removing the BB gun that was used to shoot at the bus from the house.

Neighbors say the whole incident was scary.

“Even children that they cannot be safe on the street even if they go to school. I think it’s very sad,” said Gloria Florez who lives near where the shooting happened.

According to North Carolina laws, 17-year-olds can be charged as adults. 
 

 

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