California Shooting: 1 Dead, 5 Injured on Greyhound Bus

A shooting has occurred on a Greyhound bus in California, resulting in one woman dead and a further five people injured, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

The shooting took place around 01.30 local time, 09:30 GMT, on Monday at the Grapevine section of the interstate.

A woman shot and killed in the incident was a 51-year-old from Colombia.

The suspect of the shooting is now currently in custody, with the motive being the violent attack currently unclear. The bus itself was travelling from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

After the bullets began to fly, the bus driver pulled onto the hard shoulder, near Fort Tejon – reported CHP’s Sgt. Brian Pennings. He then drove to the nearest petrol station, allowing the injured people to be treated.

Sgt. Pennings continued, stating that the suspect exited the bus after the shooting and left the weapon inside the bus.

Greyhound is an intercity bus carrier, serving nearly 4,000 destinations across North America. It is a subsidiary of the Aberdeen-based FirstGroup company.

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George Day