Chengdu, China — At least four people were killed and 11 injured in a knife attack on a bus in the Chinese city of Chengdu in Sichuan province.
The incident occurred Sunday night when the bus left a stop. The man suddenly began attacking passengers, according to reports.
The driver tried to make a way for passengers to escape by stopping the bus and opening the doors, but the attacker jumped out of the bus and then began attacking passers-by.
The driver and others then cornered the knife-wielding man, say witnesses, and he was eventually shot by police in the leg.
Most of the injuries were stab wounds. Reports by the local media say the youngest victim is only 10-years-old. It is not known whether she was one of those killed or injured.
The attacker is a 41-year-old man from an area near Chengdu, whose surname is Li, according to the police.
Reports say Mr. Li told police he had an argument with his family over money the previous day. Police did not reveal the exact motive for the attack.
Several apparently random attacks have appeared in the Chinese media recently. In early August a man killed three people with a knife on a bus in Henan province.
A apparently mentally ill man injured several people in Shenzhen in July, and two days before that another man killed five people with a knife in Henan province. Image/BBC