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1 dead, 5 injured after shooting on Greyhound bus in Southern California | Update

Authorities said the shooter was a bus passenger.

Update 10 a.m.:

The California Highway Patrol says a gunman opened fire aboard a packed Greyhound bus, killing one passenger and wounding five others before the driver pulled over onto the shoulder and managed to force the killer off.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident, and authorities say the motive is unknown.

The bus was traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco on Interstate 5 at the time of the shooting early Monday.

Two of the victims are hospitalized in serious condition.

Update 7 a.m.: 

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says one person has been killed and five were wounded in a shooting on a Greyhound bus.

Sgt. Brian Pennings says a male suspect is in custody after the shooting early Monday on the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 in Kern County, north of Los Angeles. Pennings says the bus driver got the shooter off the bus and continued on to the next exit.

The bus was heading north from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay area and the shooting happened at about 1:20 a.m.

Witnesses and the suspect were being interviewed. Officials did not immediately identify the suspect or the victims.


Multiple people were injured early Monday in a shooting on a Greyhound bus in California, the California Highway Patrol siad.

Fort Tejon CHP spokesman Rich Anthes couldn’t confirm to news outlets the number of victims or their conditions, but the agency said the shooter was a passenger on the bus.

The bus was heading north on Interstate 5, Anthes said. Further details weren’t immediately released.

The Kern County sheriff’s and fire departments responded to the scene near Lebec in Kern County, north of Los Angeles and south of Bakersfield. according to local news outlets. Photos from the scene showed the bus parked at a Valero gas station at the base of the Grapevine section of the freeway.

An email and call to CHP wasn’t immediately returned. Greyhound didn’t immediately release a statement on the shooting.

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