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1 killed, 5 wounded in shooting on Greyhound bus in CA

Police cruiser (Pixabay/Released)
February 03, 2020

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available.

One person was killed and five more were wounded in a shooting attack early Monday morning on a Greyhound bus between Los Angeles and San Francisco

The attack occurred along Interstate 5 near Fort Tejon, about 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian Pennings told the Wall Street Journal. After the shooting, the bus driver was able to persuade the suspect, a male, to voluntarily get off the bus and he was reportedly arrested later on.

“The driver handled the situation very professionally. He handled the situation appropriately to try to minimize more possible victims,” Sgt. Pennings said.

After convincing the shooting suspect to get off the bus, the driver reportedly drove to a gas station a few miles down the road where one victim, a woman, died at the scene.

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The shooter’s motive remains under investigation, according to investigators.

“This is extremely rare,” Sgt. Pennings said. “I’ve been on 25 years, and I’ve never seen this happen.”

Witnesses were being interviewed by police at the scene.

A spokeswoman for the bus company said they are also gathering details about the incident and would assist authorities in the investigation.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone and every family member impacted by the incident today,” the Greyhound bus spokeswoman said.

The suspect reportedly left a black handgun on the bus. According to company policy, firearms of any type are not allowed on Greyhound buses.