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Update at 5 p.m.: Police searched a home near Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School but were unable to locate a suspect after a school bus was damaged by what officers suspect was gunfire from a BB gun.

Officers began searching near 44th Avenue South and South Holly Street around 4:30 p.m. after two windows of the school bus were shot out. SWAT officers responded to the area to search a home after witnesses reported seeing a man carrying a rifle run down the street and into the house.

While the home was being searched, officers received other reports from witnesses who said a group of teens had been playing with a BB gun in the area shortly before the bus was damaged, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 206-625-5011 and speak with an officer.

Update at 4:34 p.m.: Seattle police now say they believe the bus was hit by BBs and not bullets.

Two windows were shot out.

The lockdown at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School has been lifted and students are being sent home.

Original post: A school bus was struck by gunfire in South Seattle Thursday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department.

No one was injured in the incident at 44th Avenue South and South Holly Street, but the bus was damaged. Police say there were no children on the bus at the time of the shooting.

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School is on lockdown as a precaution, according to Seattle Public Schools.