‘Multiple’ people shot at Laguna Woods church and suspect in custody

One person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting at a church in Orange County, California, according to police.

“We have apprehended one person and recovered a weapon that may be involved,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) announced on Twitter on Sunday.

All of the victims are adults, and four were “seriously injured” and rushed to the hospital, the OCSO said.

The 911 that carried out the shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church went off at 1:26 pm, according to police.

The shooting occurred in the city of Laguna Woods, about 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles, an area with a large population of older people.

Orange County firefighters said they had emergency medical teams at the scene and had taken several people to the hospital.

The exact circumstances that led to the shooting remain undisclosed.

the independent has contacted the sheriff’s office for more information.

“It is my understanding that this all occurred inside the church building,” a police spokesman said. The New York Times. “We’re trying to figure out what kind of service was going on at the time.”

The shooting occurred in the 24000 block of El Toro Road.

Photos on social networks showed three fire trucks outside a church in the area.

The FBI is assisting with on-scene response, the Los Angeles Times reports. So is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office also said he is closely monitoring what happened.

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

Cindy Frazier, 65, was running errands when she heard the sirens of numerous law enforcement officers heading to the church, initially thinking it was a local fire.

“I thought it was the fire coming back on, but it was one after another,” the Laguna Woods resident told the newspaper. “It’s so heartbreaking. Why? Why our community?

The shooting comes just a day after 10 people were killed in a mass shooting by white supremacists at a Buffalo, New York supermarket on Saturday.

“This is disturbing and concerning news, especially less than a day after a mass shooting in Buffalo,” US Rep. Katie Porter, whose district is nearby, wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “This should not be our new normal. I will work hard to support the victims and their families.”

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