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Authorities: Student used stolen gun in bus stop shooting

Crestview Police confirm a 13-year-old was shot at a bus stop Tuesday morning.

A dispute at a school bus stop turned violent and sent a 13-year-old boy to a local hospital Tuesday morning. Crestview Police confirmed to Channel 3 News the 15-year-old shooting suspect used a stolen gun.

"It is an ongoing problem that we have been having for most of this year. We have been trying and trying and trying to get the word out to people to please lock your darn vehicle. And I guess the word was not reaching everybody because this young man simply stole this gun from an unlocked vehicle and used it to shoot another child," said Crestview Police Department's public information officer, Brian Hughes.

Crestview police said several schools, including Davidson, Crestview High School, Walker Elementary School, and Southside Primary School were placed on lockdown as a precaution. Police haven't confirmed what school the students attended.

The 13-year-old victim is in 'stable' condition at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Now, the intersection of South Rayburn Street and Williams Avenue in Crestview is now a crime scene.

The shooting suspect was detained within an hour of the incident at the Fairview Park, police said.

Authorities added a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol was used by the teen in the incident. The weapon had been recently stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

The suspect was taken in for questioning and has yet to be charged.

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