Two Killed, Two Injured in Florida Transit Bus Shooting

A gunman opened fire on a public transit bus in Florida on March 17, killing two people and injuring another two.

According to the Fort Lauderdale Police, one victim died on the scene after the shooting while another died at the hospital.

The other two victims were hospitalized, with the extent of their injuries unclear at this time.

Police said the shooting caused a car crash, injuring three more people who were treated at the scene.

The shooting occurred at around 3:25 p.m. local time on a Broward County Transit bus.

The bus driver heard “several gunshots” and made the split-second decision to pull into the parking lot of the police department at 1300 West Broward Boulevard, where the car crash occurred.

“The bus driver’s quick actions to pull into the police station saved lives,” Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Luis Alvarez said at a press briefing.

The suspected shooter surrendered to the police and is now in custody, Alvarez said.

Police believe there is no further threat to the public.

The suspect’s identity has not been released.

The motive for the shooting is unclear at this time.


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