Two people were killed and at least five others were injured Thursday in a commuter bus shooting and subsequent crash in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., police said.
As the shooting unfolded, a quick-thinking bus driver rammed the bus into traffic to reach the parking lot of a police station, where officers arrested the suspect, according to the deputy chief of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department Bureau of Investigation, Luis Alvarez.
“His actions, I’m sure, saved lives,” Alvarez said at a press conference broadcast by a local television station.
Three people were injured when the bus rammed their vehicle, police said. Their injuries were minor.
The suspect shot four people on the Broward County Transit bus, officials say. One of the victims died at the scene and another died later in hospital. The other two remained in hospital.
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Authorities say they have not yet identified the motive for the shooting, but do not believe there is another threat to the public.
Contributor: The Associated Press