6 arrested after Anniston school bus caught in shootout, no students on board

6 charged in Anniston school bus shooting

ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - Two men in separate cars began shooting at each other Wednesday afternoon before a school bus got caught in the middle of the shootout, according to officials with the Anniston Police Department.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday on South Noble Street in Anniston.

Authorities arrested several people in connection to the shooting. 19-year-old Joetavius Embryl, 21-year-old Tyquez Bullock, 20-year-old Armonta Thompson, 22-year-old Quintavious Dobbins, and 21-year-old Charrezz Brown were all arrested. A juvenile was also arrested and police are not releasing his identity.

Police say the school bus was pulling out of the depot when it was caught in the crossfire and hit with several bullets. Luckily, there were no children on the bus.

A juvenile was struck during the shooting and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Police say he is expected to make a full recovery.

Authorities recovered at least two firearms during the investigation.

Embry, Dobbins and Brown were charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle. Embry, Bullock, Thompson, and Dobbins were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

All the men are in the Calhoun County Jail.

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