OROVILLE (CBS13) — A suspect is in custody after five people were shot in a mass shooting in Oroville Wednesday night, the city’s mayor said.
Oroville Mayor Chuck Reynolds said in a series of Facebook posts that there was an active shooter near the AMPM on Feather River and Oro Dam boulevards. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened on a Greyhound bus that stopped behind the AMPM following an altercation.READ MORE: Firefighters Battling 510-Acre Rice Fire In Nevada County; Some Evacuation Orders Issued
Authorities said five people were shot with one dying at the scene. Mayor Reynolds told CBS13 that the other four victims were airlifted to the hospital.
One of the victims was also a minor who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the mayor confirmed.
“I think that this is a changing world where life is not as precious as it used to be,” Reynolds told CBS13 Wednesday night.READ MORE: 'It's Common Sense, Mostly': Eyes On Illegal Fireworks Use As Sacramento Vendors, Fire Agencies Prepare For 4th Of July Weekend
The mayor said, at around 8 p.m., the suspect, who he later described as “incoherent,” had entered the nearby Walmart and more victims were located. Mayor Reynolds said there was only a physical altercation in Walmart and no gunfire.
As of 8:09 p.m., the mayor said the suspect had been taken into custody.MORE NEWS: 500-Acres Vegetation Fire South Of Davis Affecting Air Quality
The sheriff’s office said the suspect had been booked into the Butte County Jail.