Florida – An armed man fatally shot two people and injured another two aboard a transit bus near Police Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
On Thursday afternoon, three more people got injured in a car crash that is believed to be connected to the shooting incident.
The accident occurred when the bus driver attempted to overtake another vehicle, resulting in the crash. The people injured in the crash were immediately treated for minor injuries at the spot.
On the other hand, the shooting happened around 3:25 on Thursday on a Broward County Transit bus. After hearing the gunshots, the driver pulled towards the Police Headquarters, said Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Luis Alvarez.
“The bus driver’s quick actions to pull into the police station saved lives,” Chief Alvarez said.
“The bus driver was being credited with quick thinking in driving straight to Police Headquarters — even ramming a car blocking the way and driving in the oncoming lanes,” the authorities explained.
One victim of the shooting was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second one was taken to the hospital but couldn’t survive for longer and passed away there.
“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,” Tweeted Fort Lauderdale Police department.
The severity of the wounds of the other two injured, who were transported to the hospital, is still unknown.
Almost an hour after reporting the incident in Florida “the suspected shooter was in custody,” told the police. As per their reports, the suspect surrendered himself to the police.
“The suspected shooter is in custody at this time. We do not believe there to be any further threat to the public,” Tweeted the police department.
The shooter has been identified as Jamal Meyers. However, his motive behind the shooting is still unclear at the moment.“The suspect in the shooting has been identified as Jamal Meyers. Meyers has been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Additional charges are pending. The motive in this case is still being investigated,” wrote the officials.