/1 dead, 5 wounded by gunman on Greyhound bus in California; driver hailed as hero

1 dead, 5 wounded by gunman on Greyhound bus in California; driver hailed as hero

Investigators look for evidence on a Greyhound bus after a passenger was killed on board on Feb. 3, 2020, in Lebec, Calif.

A woman was killed and five people wounded when a gunman opened fire on a Greyhound bus in California early Monday, authorities said.

A male suspect was in custody after the shooting along the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 in Kern County, north of Los Angeles, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian Pennings said. No motive for the attack had been determined.

Pennings did not immediately provide information on the conditions of the victims who survived the attack.

Police said the driver pulled over to the right shoulder of the road and persuaded the gunman to get off the bus, leaving the gun behind. The driver then drove to the next exit, Pennings said.

“We’re grateful that the bus driver acted quickly,” Pennings said.

The bus was parked at a gas station, surrounded by police tape, near Lebec in Kern County. The Kern County sheriff’s office and fire department responded along with CHP.

The bus had been traveling from Los Angeles to the Bay area, officials said. Grapevine is about 80 miles north of Los Angeles.

Contributing: The Associated Press