'We are heartbroken': Child dies after bus stop shooting
Three children were shot Wednesday morning at a school bus stop, a local NBC affiliate reports.
one of those kids was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. Um at this time. L. A. P. D. Homicide unit is investigating. Uh we want to, you know, reach out to the public and ask if if you all have any information, if anybody has any cameras in this area. If any of your kids come home from school and have information about what happened today? We need all the help that we can get. We want any information the public can give us. Um Otherwise this information is all very preliminary. Um So I probably won't be able to answer many of your questions but I'll try if you all have any questions. Now, can you tell us how many kids were waiting at that stop With just those three? There were other kids at the bus stop who are uninjured. Were those Children able to provide any help so far? We have, we have tips that we're actively working at this time. They were all going to eat her. I can't confirm that J. C. P. S. Has a spokesperson here. I think that's going to answer questions for you all after. I'm not aware of that at this time. Do you think the carpet or do you think it's trance again? This information is very preliminary. You know, the biggest the biggest thing were taken away from this right now is that we had kids at a but that could even wait at a bus stop this morning without getting shot. And that is horrifying and devastating. And we're gonna throw all of our resources into finding out who did this And all that information is just so preliminary. We can't, we can't talk about it right now. Can you give, can you just tell us as an officer, you know, getting that call in the middle of the night, especially those who are out here coming to the scene. What's it like in these situations? I can tell you that while I was on my way here listening to it on the radio, my kids were waiting at their bus stop and I just can't imagine how the parents who have kids at this bus stop this morning field. Thank you. What are you? Yeah, good morning. My name is Renee Murphy. R E N E M U R P H Y. Okay. Um and I am with J. C. P. S. Communications. So I first just want to start by saying this is devastating to us. To hear of the loss of one of our students in a circumstance like this. This is this is terrible. This is devastating. All of our hearts are breaking right now. We are thinking of the family uh and we will support the families as best we can throughout this process, we are supporting our students as well. I can tell you that the bus that was coming to this bus stop that arrived here shortly after the incident happened. That bus was heading towards Eastern High school. We'll have more information um, for you later on today, but we do have uh we will have support at Eastern High School today to help those students and to be a resource um and to be there after what happened this morning in this terrible, terrible incident. Do you have ages or grades of these Children? So at this time we are working together some more information and we'll be providing more details for you later on today. But we can just tell you right now that the bus that came here shortly after the incident happened, that bus was heading towards towards Eastern High School. And as I just want to echo what police said, um anyone that has any information about what happened here. This is the time to come forward. This is the time to let us know what happened. Uh We lost one of our students today? Some of our students were injured this morning and that's unacceptable. So L. M. P. D. Has been in communication with families and we are working with families um at our schools to you know there were several students that were at the stop that may have been on the bus. So we'll be working with families as well. We're in close partnership and in close contact with L. M. P. D. Can you do you have a more concerned for me, other bus stops? So we'll be having more conversations about next steps and what we'll be doing in the aftermath of this. Can you are those J. C. P. S. Officers here on scene? So we do have some members of our security team they're here as well. Can you tell us why um anytime there's an incident like this we we worked together with L. M. P. D. So we've been working with them all morning. Um We have been working to find out more details and we'll continue to work with L. A. P. D. Throughout the investigation. Um Do you know the other kids? I have not had a chance to speak to the other students who were here. So we'll be working throughout the day and you know the condition of the other child in the hospital. So the condition of the students, I'll refer you back to L. A. P. D. For that. Are we fair to our boys girls again we're going to refer you back to L. A. P. D. We will have more information for you later on. Okay? Thank you guys.