1 person shot while riding county bus in Plantation, authorities say

Police set up perimeter to search for gunman

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor, Roy Ramos - Reporter

PLANTATION, Fla. - Police are searching for a man who shot a person riding a Broward County Transit bus Saturday afternoon in Plantation and then fled on foot, authorities said.

Police set up a large perimeter around the shooting scene in hopes of locating the gunman. Multiple law enforcement agencies were on the scene investigating.

Plantation police said the shooting stemmed from an argument between two male passengers on the bus as it approached the bus stop on eastbound Broward Boulevard, just west of Nob Hill Road.

A male victim was shot once and the suspect fled the scene, police said.

Plantation Fire Chief Joel Gordon said the adult victim was found around 3 p.m. suffering from a gunshot wound at Broward Boulevard and Nob Hill Road.

Paramedics transported the victim to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. That person's condition was not disclosed.

Police described the gunman as a short black man with a short, low-cut haircut. He was wearing a dark or black shirt, tan shorts and a backpack.

Investigators questioned passengers, including the bus driver, as to what led up to the shooting.

Witnesses who spoke with Local 10 News described the terrifying moments leading up to the gunfire.

"One guy got on top of another guy and started choking him, and then the other guy pulled out a gun and shot a round off," witness Stephone Robinson said. "I'm, like, 'What is going on?'"

The westbound lanes of Broward Boulevard were shut down from Nob Hill Road to Hiatus Road.

Anyone who spots the gunman is asked to contact the Plantation Police Department at 954-797-2100 or call 911.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated.

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