Greyhound Bus Shooting that left 1 dead, 5 wounded, Victim, Suspect Arrested, Investigation Report

Greyhound Bus Shooting

According to the authorities, Passengers on a Greyhound bus were able to overcome and disarm the gunman in a shooting that left one person dead and five injured Monday.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m., a man on the bus opened fire while the bus was in the Grapevine, California, area on Interstate 5, CHP spokesman Steve Loftus said.
“Due to some very heroic acts by the passengers, they were able to overcome this subject and disarm him,” said CHP Sgt. Brian Pennings. “They were able to escort him off of the bus without further incident.”

Suspect Arrested and Motive

The suspect is in custody, but the motive remains unclear, CHP said. Authorities said the suspect boarded the bus in Los Angeles, but are not yet certain where he is from originally.

The suspect, who has not been named immediately, was taken into custody.

Greyhound Bus Shooting Victim

According to the Authorities, they don’t know why the shooter opened fire, but CHP said the incident isn’t terror-related. So far, there’s no evidence the victims knew the shooter.

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The bus, carrying 43 people including the driver, was headed from Los Angeles to the San Francisco area, California Highway Patrol said.

CHP spokesman Richard Anthes said, A 51-year-old woman from Colombia was killed.

Five other people, three women and two men — were shot and taken to local hospitals. Authorities said two are in serious condition.

“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.

Investigation Report

Pennings identified the gun left behind as a Century Arms semi-automatic 9MM black pistol, and said the suspect also left behind several magazines.
Greyhound offered its “thoughts and prayers” to the families affected, In a written statement.

The company did not answer CNN’s questions about security and screening procedures at bus stations.


A company spokeswoman said, “Unfortunately we are unable to release any additional information at this time. As it is still considered an ongoing investigation.”

Greyhound said in a statement to Fox News, “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”.

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