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Second Suspect Sought In Shooting That Hit Jersey City Church Van

Bahiem Shuler (credit: Jersey City Police Department)

Bahiem Shuler (credit: Jersey City Police Department)

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) - Authorities are seeking another suspect in a shooting that left a bullet in a church van carrying 16 boys and girls home from choir practice in Jersey City.

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Authorities said they’ll charge Bahiem “Buddha” Shuler with aggravated assault once they capture the 27-year-old.

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Officials charged 20-year-old Darion Pinkney soon after the May 22 shooting near Mount Pisgah AME Church.

When gunfire broke out, a bullet struck the church van’s windshield directly in front of the driver’s face. However, the glass just shattered.

The children in the van, who ranged in ages from 7 to 18, were rushed back inside the church and were not injured.

“Miraculous intervention, divine intervention,” Mayor Jerramiah Healy told reporters Friday. “We were just very relieved.”

Healy said this is just the latest example of what happens with too many illegal guns on the streets.

“Enough is enough,” he said. “Way too many guns out there. Federal plague needs a federal cure.”

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