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For immediate release: November 16, 2023

BEDFORD, Va. The Bedford Police Department responded to possible shots fired; discovered to be unfounded.

On November 16, 2023, at approximately 5:07 p.m., Officers responded to a call in the area of Route 460 near Walmart in reference to alleged shots fired at a school bus. Upon arrival, officers were able to speak with witnesses on scene and as a result of the investigation it was discovered that no gunshots were fired, but rather a car in the area had backfired. Due to the report involving a Bedford County school bus, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and has taken over the investigation.

Other than the bus driver, no individuals were on the bus when this incident occurred. The driver was not hurt nor threatened during this incident.


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