Hinesville Police said Thursday they have identified multiple suspects and that arrests were pending in Tuesday’s shooting near a school bus stop on Pointe South Drive.
“We anticipate arrests being imminent,” Hinesville Police Det. Doug Snider said Thursday. “We’ve aggressively conducted this investigation.”
It was the second shooting on Pointe South Drive in two months.
In July, shots were fired at a Pointe South Drive home, wounding a 5-year-old boy who had been visiting the homeowners.
Snider said there is no evidence to connect the shooting in July with the most recent shooting. On Tuesday it was reported that a shooter had stepped out of a car and began firing at middle and high school students as they walked home from their bus stop.
Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer said the school system is taking steps to ensure the safety of its students.
“We are cooperating with the Hinesville Police Department on the investigation,” Scherer said Wednesday.
She added that Hinesville Police have assigned extra patrols to the Pointe South Drive neighborhood.
“Our transportation director, Mr. Mickey Bayens, will be at the bus stop (on Pointe South Drive) for the next several days until an arrest is made,” she said. “We’re also talking with our principals and bus drivers about staying vigilant.”
Scherer emphasized that student safety is the system’s No. 1 priority.