At least one person has died and four others have been seriously injured after a shooting at a Southern California church, authorities said Sunday.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, police received a call around 1:30 p.m. about a shooting inside the Geneva Presbyterian Church, located in Laguna Woods, California, located about 45 miles southeast of downtown. The Angels.
A fifth person injured suffered minor injuries, authorities said. All of the victims are adults, according to the sheriff’s office.
Carrie Braun, director of public affairs and community engagement for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, told USA TODAY that most of the people in the congregation at the time of the shooting were Taiwanese.
Police detained a male suspect at the crime scene and recovered a weapon that may have been involved. Officials have not identified a motive.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said on Twitter that it is actively monitoring the shooting and working 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.” the office tweeted.
The incident occurred in an area with a cluster of places of worship, including Catholic, Lutheran and Methodist churches and a Jewish synagogue.
The shooting came a day after an 18-year-old man shot and killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
Contributing: The Associated Press