One person was killed and five others were wounded Monday morning after a shooting on a Greyhound bus, California Highway Patrol said.
Shortly before 1:30 a.m., a gunman on the bus opened fire on Interstate 5, in the Grapevine area near Fort Tejon Road, CHP spokesman Steve Loftus said.
Police began getting calls from passengers on the bus, traveling on Interstate 5, at about 1:30 a.m. local time, Loftus said. The bus had left Los Angeles about an hour earlier.
After the gunman opened fire, the bus driver pulled over to the shoulder and “was able to persuade the shooter” to get off the bus, Sgt. Brian Pennings with the California Highway Patrol said during a news conference Monday morning.
The suspect “voluntarily” got off the bus, leaving a black handgun behind, Pennings said. Officers located him on the shoulder and took him into custody without incident.
The bus driver, who was not injured, “handled the situation professionally and appropriately to minimize any more possible victims,” Pennings said.
After dropping off the suspect, the driver pulled off at the next exit in Grapevine, south of Bakersfield.
The suspect is in custody, Loftus said. CHP said the suspect boarded the bus in Los Angeles, but are not yet certain where he is from originally.
Authorities have not detailed what the motive may be.