The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said it had detained a suspect at the scene and recovered a gun that may have been involved.
California: One person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting Sunday at a church in the western US state of California, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. The shooting occurred at the church in the 24000 block of El Toro Road in the city of Laguna Woods in Southern California’s Orange County on Sunday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The sheriff’s department tweeted around 2:00 p.m. local time that deputies were responding to reports of the shooting. It later added that “dispatch received calls of a shooting inside Geneva Presbyterian Church at 1:26 pm. Four victims were seriously injured, one with minor injuries.”
“All victims are adults and en route to the hospital. One victim died at the scene,” the department said. The sheriff’s department noted that it had detained a suspect at the scene and recovered a gun that may have been involved.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office tweeted after the shooting, “We are actively monitoring the shooting at a church in Laguna Woods 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 all those affected by this tragic event.”