1 dead, at least 5 injured in shooting on Greyhound bus in California

One person was confirmed dead and at least five others were injured early on Monday in a shooting on a Greyhound bus in California, the state highway patrol said.

The patrol also confirmed that an unidentified man has been taken into custody. A Fort Tejon CHP spokesman said the suspect was a passenger on the bus. About 40 passengers were aboard at the time of the shooting.

The bus was heading north on Interstate 5 toward the San Francisco area from Los Angeles, the spokesman said. Further details were not immediately released.

The Kern county sheriff and fire departments responded to the scene near Lebec, north of Los Angeles and south of Bakersfield, according to local news outlets. Photos from the scene showed the bus parked at a Valero gas station at the base of the Grapevine section of the freeway.

The six injured were taken to local hospitals but authorities did not detail their conditions. Investigators were yet to determine a motive.

“The situation is stable and there is no threat,” California highway patrol spokesman Steve Loftus said.