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Alabama Bus Shooting Gunman takes 6YearOld Hostage shoots and kills School Bus Driver

One man was shot on a school bus in Alabama on Tuesday, the Dale County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Wally Olson said in a written statement the suspect had not been taken into custody. Michael Senn, a pastor, told CNN affiliate WSFA that he spoke to several students who had been on the bus. He said a girl described the shooter getting aboard. "He told most of them to get off the bus," Senn related. "And then he grabbed a little boy and shot the bus driver four times." CNN affiliate WTVY reported the child is being held by the shooter. Olson said a command post had been established at Private Road 1539 and U.S. Highway 231 near Midland City, Alabama, in the southeastern corner of the state. WTVY reported that authorities said a hostage situation was ongoing. STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Man tells CNN affiliate WSFA that bus driver was shot four times Sheriff says no one has been taken into custody Incident happened near Midland City, Alabama Alabama authorities say a man boarded a school bus, shot the driver several times, then removed a 6-year-old passenger and ran. The Dale County Sheriff tells WBMA-TV ( http://bit.ly/WthpQh ) the man shot the driver in Midland City on Tuesday after he refused to let the child off the bus. The driver later died of his wounds. His identity wasn't released. Authorities say the shooter took the child to an area behind a nearby church, and police were negotiating with him. Midland City police would not comment, and a call to the Dale City Sheriff's office was not answered Tuesday. Rachel David is a spokeswoman for the police department in the nearby town of Dothan. She said authorities from multiple agencies were on the scene late Tuesday but gave no other information.

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