1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Shooting on Greyhound Bus From LA – NBC Los Angeles

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One person was killed and five others were wounded after a man opened fire aboard a Greyhound bus that was headed from Los Angeles to the Bay area on the 5 Freeway Monday, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 1:27 a.m. on the 5 Freeway near Fort Tejon Road in Kern County, according to California Highway Patrol spokesman Steve Loftus. The bus stopped at the Grapevine Road exit.

“Numerous” passengers on the bus called 911 to report the active shooter situation, Loftus said.

There were 40 passengers on the bus and six suffered gunshot major to moderate gunshot wounds, he said. They were taken to hospitals. One person died. Their ages, genders and conditions were not immediately available.

“The suspect is in custody,” Loftus said.

The bus driver immediately pulled to the right shoulder and was able to somehow get the suspect off the bus where he was later apprehended, according to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian Pennings.

He left the weapon — described only as a black handgun — on the bus, Pennings added.

Witnesses and passengers are being interviewed, along with the suspected shooter, authorities said.

“You need to implement proper security measures at ALL of your stations! A bus departing from Los Angeles had been infiltrated by someone with a gun, and we are currently stopped at the Grapevine to have authorities and paramedics assist with the shooter situation!” one passenger aboard the bus tweeted to Greyhound.

The Grapevine Road on and off ramps on the 5 Freeway were closed at 3:02 a.m. according to the CHP web site.

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