HINESVILLE, Ga. — A suspect in the shooting of a Jacksonville, Florida, school bus last week that injured two students was arrested during a traffic stop in Georgia and treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound, News4Jax reports.

Suspect Edgar Robles, 16, is in police custody in Liberty County, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Detectives identified Robles as the shooter who shot five times into a school bus with students aboard. Two 16-year-old girls were shot, one in the left cheek and the other in the back of the head, according to the sheriff’s office.

Robles was held in a juvenile facility in Liberty County and will likely be transferred to Jacksonville to face charges, according to the news source. He was wanted on two counts of attempted murder and one count of firing deadly missiles in the shooting that injured two teenage girls aboard the bus, News4Jax reports.

The Liberty County Sheriff's Department reported that Robles apparently shot himself in the leg, and that the wound had not been treated, according to News4Jax. Georgia deputies told the news source that Robles was picked up during a traffic stop, taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center, and then released to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Georgia.

Robles' attorney, Robert Davis, told News4Jax he waived extradition for his client at a probable cause hearing in Liberty County last week and requested that he be brought back to Jacksonville.

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