CHP, FBI looking into ‘rubber rounds’ firings at Apple, Google buses

As reported earlier, charter buses carrying Apple and Google employees during their commutes have come under fire. Now the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is using decoy buses and undercover officers to catch the shooter, and the FBI has also been called in to help the investigation, reports Business Insider.

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“Rubber rounds” — rubber or rubber-coated projectiles that can be shot from either standard firearms or dedicated riot guns — are being fired at the vehicles, sometimes breaking windows. In January Apple emailed employees to alert them that an untold number of shuttles would be rerouted, adding 30 to 45 minutes to riders' commute.

CHP officer John Fransen told Business Insider the department will be using decoy buses to draw fire from the shooter. Since January, there have at least been 20 shootings at charter buses in the Bay Area, including five used by Apple and Google employees who commute.

What’s more, Apple and Google buses will have undercover CHP investigators posing as riders. The charter bus company that owns the buses, Storer, is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the parties responsible for the shootings.