Plantation police investigate shooting on bus
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 incident 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.