FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two people have died and two others are in the hospital after gunfire erupted on a bus in South Florida, authorities said.
According to WSVN and WTVJ, the shooting occurred Thursday afternoon as a Broward County Transit bus traveled down Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. The driver heard gunfire aboard the bus and drove toward the Fort Lauderdale Police Department station on the same street, authorities said. When the bus pulled into the police station parking lot, two other vehicles crashed into each other, the news outlets reported.
Police found four gunshot victims aboard the bus, including one who died at the scene, according to WTVJ. Crews rushed the three other victims to the hospital, where one died, police said.
“The suspected shooter is in custody at the time,” Fort Lauderdale police tweeted shortly before 4:30 p.m. EDT. “We do not believe there to be any further threat to the public.”
#FLPD & #FLFR confirms 4 people were transported as a result of the shooting that occurred on a bus. The bus came to a stop in the parking lot of the Fort Lauderdale Police Dept. As a result of this, a car crash occurred, injuring an additional 3 people who were treated on scene.— Fort Lauderdale Police (@ftlauderdalepd) March 17, 2022
#FLPD & #FLFR #UPDATE: As a result of the shooting, one victim was pronounced deceased on scene. A second victim died at the hospital. Two other victims remain hospitalized.— Fort Lauderdale Police (@ftlauderdalepd) March 17, 2022
Three people involved in the related car crash also were treated for injuries at the scene, authorities said.
Officials have not publicly released the names of the suspect or victims.
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