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Police arrest 15-year-old in bus shooting

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP):

Madison police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of accidentally shooting two teenagers on a city bus near a high school.

Police arrested the teen at his home yesterday. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the boy's family had been in contact with police and that he surrendered when police showed up.

DeSpain said the shooting was unintentional. He said the boy had been showing the handgun to others on the bus when it went off, firing one shot.

A 16-year-old boy suffered a leg wound and another 16-year-old boy's arm was grazed in the shooting on Wednesday afternoon.

The shooting prompted nearby La Follette High School and Sennett Middle School to go into lockdown.