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Shooting on a bus in Baldwin Park near Highway 10 leaves one passenger injured

BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (KABC) – Authorities say they are looking for a gunman after a shooting on a Foothill Transit bus in Baldwin Park Monday night left an innocent passenger injured.

Investigators said gunfire erupted around 6 p.m. as the bus approached the Puente Avenue stop on the westbound 10 Freeway.

The suspect and another man began arguing, at which point the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire, according to the California Highway Patrol. Authorities said the bus driver tried to calm the situation before the suspect pulled out the gun.

“From what we understand, the bus driver did everything he was trained to do, trying to defuse the situation and try to de-escalate it as best he could,” said CHP Lt. Saul Gomez. “Unfortunately, someone was injured at the hands of this criminal.”

A woman in her 50s was accidentally hit and taken to a hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening, the CHP said. Authorities are still trying to determine if she was actually hit by a bullet or if she was injured by shrapnel, but she is expected to make a full recovery.

The second person involved in the fight was unharmed.

Authorities believe the suspect fled to a nearby neighborhood. A description of the suspect was not immediately available, but investigators are reviewing surveillance cameras on the bus to identify him.

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