One killed, five wounded as gunmen goes on rampage on California Greyhound bus

One killed, five wounded as gunmen goes on rampage on California Greyhound bus

A passenger on a Greyhound bus en route from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area, opened fire shortly before 1:30 local time today, when the bus was traveling on a highway near Fort Tejon road in Kern County.

It is not yet clear why the suspect began the rampage opening fire inside the bus, injuring six people, some seriously. One person has since died.

“The bus driver acted quickly and was able to pull over and stop,” California Highway Patrol Sergeant Brian Pennings said. The suspect then left the bus “voluntarily without further incident,” and was taken into custody, Pennings stated. 

Before exiting the bus, the suspect left his handgun inside, where it was later picked up by police.

Footage from the scene shows police swarming a parked Greyhound bus, which had been cordoned off by police.

There were 40 passengers on the bus when the shooting happened. A woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while five other passengers were hospitalized with gunshot wounds.