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Woman killed in Greyhound bus shooting in Lebec identified

Heavy law enforcement presence on Grapevine Rd in Lebec on Monday February 3, 2020 (KBAK/KBFX Photo){p}{/p}{p}{/p}{p}{/p}
Heavy law enforcement presence on Grapevine Rd in Lebec on Monday February 3, 2020 (KBAK/KBFX Photo)

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UPDATE, 8:05 A.M., Tuesday, February 4, 2020 :

The Kern County Coroner has identified the woman killed in the shooting to be 51-year-old Lurbis Elena Vence of Molino, Colombia.

The original story is below.


Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - One person is dead and five others were injured during a shooting on Greyhound bus in Lebec Monday morning.

Police said the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. on the bus as it was headed north on I-5 over the Grapevine.

The shooter was a passenger on the bus and police have not stated why the suspect opened fire.

During the shooting, a 51-year-old woman from Colombia was shot and killed. Police have identified the other five who were injured as:

  • 45-year-old Hispanic male who was airlifted out with major injuries
  • 39-year-old black female with major injuries
  • 19-year-old Hispanic female
  • 49-year-old Hispanic male who is stable with moderate injuries
  • A Hispanic female minor

After the shooting, the passengers disarmed the suspect and the bus driver pulled over to the right shoulder and the gunman left the bus voluntarily and left the gun behind on the bus before being arrested by authorities.

California Highway Patrol said 43 people were on the bus, including the driver.

Police said the suspect used a nine millimeter handgun during the shooting. Police said several ammunition magazines were discovered along with the gun.

Greyhound issued the following statement after news of the shooting,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our customers, driver and their friends and family following today’s incident involving schedule 6848-1 traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco. We are thankful for the heroic actions of our driver and passengers as they worked together to bring the bus to safety. We will continue to assist Kern County police in every way possible during their investigation.

The investigation into the attack is still on going.


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This story was contributed by the Associated Press

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