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Gunfire Strikes School Bus With Children Onboard In East Harlem

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- No one was injured Monday when gunfire struck a school bus in East Harlem.

As CBS 2's Tracee Carrasco reported, police Monday night were examining the bullet hole in the school bus. Investigators were standing on top of the bus at one point, taking a closer look at the bullet that hit right above the windshield.

The portion of 127th Street at Madison Avenue was blocked off as of 11 p.m., as police headed into the eighth hour of their investigation.

The bus was parked outside the Choir Academy of Harlem at 127th Street and Madison Avenue around 4:30 p.m., when a bullet round hit the bus, authorities said.

Eleven children, all of them city public school students, were onboard the bus, authorities told CBS 2.

The children – reported to be ages 5 and 6 – were checked by paramedics. None of them were injured, authorities said.

The children were placed on a different bus, authorities said. Parents were notified.

Police do not believe the bus was the intended target in the incident. They believe the bullet may have been fired from down the street.

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