1 dead, 4 ‘critically injured’ in Orange County church shooting, sheriff says

One person was killed and four others were hospitalized with serious injuries following a shooting at a Laguna Woods church Sunday afternoon.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Geneva Presbyterian Church in the 24000 block of El Toro Road around 1:30 pm for a report of multiple people being shot.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene to transport “multiple patients,” Orange County Fire Authority he said in a tweet.

One person was killed and four more seriously injured in a shooting at an Orange County church on Sunday (Alana Geiger)

Around 3 pm, the Sheriff’s Department announced that four people were seriously injured and one person suffered minor injuries. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

A suspect was taken into custody and a weapon was also recovered at the scene, sheriff’s officials said.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department plans to hold a news conference to discuss the shooting at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office released a statement Sunday afternoon saying he was monitoring the shooting and working closely with local law enforcement.

“No one should be afraid to go to their place of worship. Our thoughts are with the victims, the community, and everyone affected by this tragic event,” he read in the statement.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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