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POSTED: August 21, 2009 9:51 a.m.
The Hinesville Police Department continues to investigate the shooting that occurred on Pointe South Drive on Aug. 11.
 “We have received new information and are following up on that information,” Det. Doug Snider said.
Hinesville police said some of the people being interviewed in the case are students at Bradwell Institute.
Although police believe more arrests will be made in the case, no additional arrests were made as of press time Thursday.
Several students had gotten off a Liberty County school bus and shots were fired at them after the bus left and they began walking away from the bus stop, school officials said.
Eric Michael Turner, 21, of Hinesville was arrested by the Hinesville Police Department Crime Suppression Unit in front of his home at 910 Brett Drive the afternoon of Aug. 13.
Turner is the main suspect in the bus stop shooting. A soldier at Fort Stewart, he is assigned to the 87th Combat Service Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd ID.
Turner was charged with one count of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property in the second degree and possession of a firearm during commission of certain felonies. He also was charged with several misdemeanors, including reckless conduct, discharge of a firearm on or near a public street, discharging a firearm on the property of another and two counts of damaging a mailbox.
Turner was taken to the Liberty County Jail on Aug. 13 and released on an $8,500 bond.
 

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