California Greyhound Bus Shooting
A shooting occurred in California when a passenger opened firing aboard a Greyhound bus traveling north from Los Angeles to San Francisco early Monday morning, according to officials.
A shooting on a Greyhound bus near Los Angeles early Monday morning left 1 person dead and 5 injured, police said. They praised the driver for persuading the suspect to get off the bus, saying he tried to “minimize any more possible victims”https://t.co/8IvF1qANWW
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Police arrived at 1:27 a.m. about a shooting on a Greyhound bus traveling northbound on Interstate 5 near the village of Grapevine, about 80 miles north of Los Angeles, reported Steve Loftus, communications supervisor for the California Highway Patrol, to Fox News.
A woman was believed to be announced dead at the time of shooting while others were taken to local hospitals.
One of the 5 injured was transported to a hospital by helicopter, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian Pennings revealed at a press conference.
victims were not immediately released by authorities.
The motive is still under investigation.
California Greyhound Bus Shooting Suspect
“The bus driver somehow managed to get the shooter off the bus and left him on the highway shoulder, where he was arrested without incident,” Pennings said. After leaving the gunman behind, the driver continued on to the next exit and pulled into the parking lot of a gas station.
The suspect, who has not been named immediately, was taken into custody.
Pennings said there were a “significant” number of people aboard the bus. Witnesses and the suspect were being interviewed, according to The Associated Press.
A Greyhound bus was seen stopped at a Valero gas station closed off with caution tape, Bakersfield’s KBAK reported.
The situation is now stable and there is no further harm, California Highway Patrol said. The area is located in Tejon Pass, a section of the mountains between Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley.
UPDATE: Police ID gunman in shooting on Greyhound bus bound for San Francisco.https://t.co/Poi9lQFLIy
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“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone and every family member impacted by the incident today. We are gathering details and will assist the Kern County police in every way possible during their investigation”, Greyhound said in a statement to Fox News.