Arrest in shooting that hit Northumberland bus

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Bus hit by gunfireImage provided to WTVR

Northumberland County police have made an arrest for a shooting that occurred in Sunnybank.

The shooting

On November 1, at night, gunfire hit a parked school bus. Bullets struck the side, windshield and a headlight, according to WTVR News 6. The residence where the bus was parked and four more vehicles were also hit, Northumberland Echo revealed this week.

The news reports state that the bus was in an authorized location at the time, and it's not believed that the bus was the intended target. In total, the damage from this incident is estimated at about $5,000, and it prompted law enforcement to beef up its presence at the county’s schools.

“Student, staff, and school safety is, and always will be, our number one priority and concern. NCPS will continue to partner with the Northumberland Sheriff’s Office during this investigation,” Northumberland schools said in a statement.

An arrest made

As a result of that investigation, Northumberland County sheriff’s office has made one arrest so far. Authorities charged Rayqwan Ball, who is listed as a resident of neighboring Lancaster County with maliciously shooting at an occupied vehicle, maliciously shooting into an occupied building, three counts of malicious shooting, reckless handling and five counts of destruction of property.

But according to the Echo, the pursuit for those involved in this incident is not over. Northumberland County Sheriff Johnny Beauchamp said that the department is seeking more suspects. Their names, connection or any potential charges that they may face have not been disclosed.

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