Florida bus shooting: 2 dead, 2 hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale; suspect in custody

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.

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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.”

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.