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Greyhound shooting suspect boarded in San Diego, CHP says

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 19:38:24-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- California Highway Patrol confirmed Tuesday that the man who opened fire on a Greyhound bus in Kern County boarded in San Diego.

CHP also reported that the suspect’s name is Anthony Devonte Williams, 33. Authorities say Williams first boarded a bus from San Diego to Los Angeles before boarding another bus in Los Angeles heading to San Francisco.

The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Monday on a bus on northbound Interstate 5 near Fort Tejon Road in Kern County, leaving one dead and five injured.

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The Kern County Coroner’s Office identified the woman who was shot and killed as 51-year-old Lurbis Elena Vence, of Molino, Colombia, according to KERO.

According to CHP, the driver was able to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road to get the suspected gunman off the bus.

The bus driver reportedly then drove away, leaving the gunman by the side of the road before driving to a gas station at the next exit where injured passengers received medical attention.

Authorities later found the suspected gunman and he was taken into custody.