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Toledo school bus carrying multiple students hit by gunfire

Numerous shell casings were recovered from three locations on and around Avondale Avenue. No one was injured.

TOLEDO, Ohio — A Toledo Public Schools bus carrying multiple students was hit by gunfire Tuesday afternoon.

Toledo police were called to Avondale Avenue in central Toledo about 4:15 p.m. for Shot Spotter alerts in the 2000 block, and an alert in the 2000 block of Midway Plaisance Street, which runs parallel to Avondale. A total of 47 rounds were detected from three locations in the area, according to a police report.

Officers recovered numerous shell casings from the scenes. Police discovered a school bus was struck once by a bullet near the intersection of Avondale and Evesham Avenue.

The bus driver told police seven students were aboard the bus at the time of the incident. No one was injured.

No arrests have been made as of Wednesday morning.

If you have any information regarding this incident, call or text Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.


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