A woman was shot and killed on a Greyhound bus in California while protecting her children.
Karin Dalton died after a gunman allegedly started firing at passengers as they stepped off a Greyhound bus in Oroville on February 2, per Butte County Sheriff’s Office.
The 43-year-old mother of four died protecting her children, according to her family.
A mother traveling with her kids was shot and killed last week aboard a Greyhound bus in Oroville, Calif. Her aunt said Karin Dalton died protecting her kids from the gunman. https://t.co/ceEfj5LOO9
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) February 8, 2022
“She blocked the way of the gunman from her daughter,” said Cynthia Mattern, Karin’s aunt, per Fox News. “Her kids were her whole world. She did everything she could to protect them and keep them safe.”
Karin was on the bus with her two youngest children heading to New Mexico from Washington state to visit one of her older sons.
Her 11-year-old daughter was also shot along with four others, who are said to be in the hospital recovering from their injuries.
When police arrived the gunman had already fled the scene. The victims were taken to the hospital where their conditions are unknown at this time.
The alleged shooter, Asaahdi Coleman, was arrested, naked, inside a Walmart after getting into a fight, authorities said.
A motive for the shooting has yet to be established but passengers said he was acting erratically before he started shooting, per Fox News.
He failed to appear in court on Friday because he refused to leave jail, according to authorities. He is being held without bail.
Mass Shooting Suspect -Asaahdi Elijah Coleman -21 years old out of Sacramento. Possessed gun illegally. Wanted out of Alameda County on a felony warrant. Had a juvenile record. Authorities say he lived a transient lifestyle. @CBSSacramento pic.twitter.com/HrWxk6SyPr
— Rachel Wulff (@rachelwulff) February 3, 2022
My heart goes out to this woman’s children; to have witnessed this horror happening to your mother is unimaginable. I hope they receive the love and support to get through this.