Bullet Hits School Bus Windshield in South Los Angeles; Shooter at Large: LAPD

Police are searching for a shooter who fired at least one shot that hit a mostly empty school bus in South Los Angeles on Thursday morning.

A bullet hit a school bus in South Los Angeles on Nov. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A bullet hit a school bus in South Los Angeles on Nov. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The shooting occurred just after 6:30 a.m. in the area of Figueroa Street and Manchester Avenue, in the Vermont Knolls neighborhood of South L.A., according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado.

One bullet pierced the windshield, she said. The gunshot appeared to have have struck the glass at the top of the windshield, leaving a small hole in it, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

No children were on board at the time, according to Preciado. The bus driver was the lone occupant on the bus, and he or she was not injured.

An LAUSD official told KTLA that the Los Angeles Unified School District bus was about to pick up students in the area to take them to a campus in Marina del Rey prior to the shooting.

The shooter’s intended target was not the bus, LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar told the Los Angeles Times.

“Someone was shooting at someone else” when the bus was driving through the area, she said. “The bus was not the target.”

Police did not immediately have a description of the shooter.

No additional information was provided.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang and Chris Wolfe contributed to this story.