Plan­ta­tion po­lice in­ves­ti­gate shoot­ing on bus

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - LOCAL - By Larry Barszewski South Flor­ida Sun Sen­tinel [email protected]­Sen­tinel.com, 954-356-4556 or Twit­ter @lbarszewski

Plan­ta­tion po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a Satur­day af­ter­noon shoot­ing in­volv­ing two men on a Broward County Tran­sit bus in the city, of­fi­cials said.

The shoot­ing oc­curred near Broward Boule­vard and Nob Hill Road, Plan­ta­tion Po­lice Det. Philip To­man said.

“From what I was told, it was on the bus,” To­man said. The inci- dent oc­curred about 3 p.m.

There were about 10 peo­ple on the bus at the time of the shoot­ing, but no other pas­sen­gers were re­ported in­jured, based on in­for­ma­tion from a bus su­per­vi­sor dis­patched to the scene, said Broward County Tran­sit com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager Gwen Bel­ton.

The vic­tim was taken to Broward Health Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Fort Laud­erdale, To­man said. It was un­known if the in­juries are life-threat­en­ing, To­man said.

A perime­ter has been set up and a search is un­der­way for the sus­pect, who got off the bus and ran away, To­man said. The search in­volved sev­eral po­lice agen­cies and was still go­ing on Satur­day evening, he said.

The sus­pect was de­scribed as a black male, about 5-foot-2-inches with a stocky build, in his late 20s to early 30s. He was last seen wear­ing a black Ree­bok shirt with white T-shirt un­der­neath and frayed jean shorts, po­lice said. The sus­pect also had a lan­yard­type neck­lace.

The Route 22 bus was head­ing east on Broward Boule­vard between Hia­tus and Nob Hill roads at the time of the shoot­ing, Bel­ton said. The route goes from the Saw­grass Mills mall to the main bus ter­mi­nal in down­town Fort Laud­erdale.

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