THE Laguna Woods shooting suspect was arrested after opening fire in Geneva Presbyterian Church, killing one and leaving four others in critical condition.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted about the deadly incident in California after gunfire erupted at 1.26 pm local time and appealed for patience.
“We have detained one person and have recovered a weapon that may be involved,” the Twitter statement read. “We are working to get information out as quickly as possible. We ask for patience as this event unfolds.
“Four victims have been critically wounded, one with minor injuries. All victims are adults and are en route to the hospital. One victim is deceased at the scene.”
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‘Why our community?’
Cindy Frazier witnessed police and fire heading to Geneva Presbyterian Church, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“I thought it was the fire flaring back up but it was just one after the other,” she told the LA Times.
“It’s just so heartbreaking. Why? Why our community?”
Large portion Taiwanese
A large portion of the attendees was Taiwanese, according to the Orange County Sheriff.
It is unclear whether this event was predicated on the race of the attendees.
40 people inside church
The Orange County Sheriff said that there were 40 attendees inside the church during the service, FOXLA reported.
The sheriff’s department is in unified command with the Orange County Fire Authority.
ATF agents on scene
ATF agents are on the scene of the crime, NBC Los Angeles said.
Buffalo mass shooting yesterday
This comes as another mass shooting occurred yesterday in Buffalo, New York, and the shooter streamed the violent crime on Twitch.
11 of the 13 victims were African American and two were white, cops told reporters.
Officials said they arrested a suspect and detained a weapon they believe to have been involved in the event.
Photos of the crime scene
Journalist Bill Melugin shared photos of the crime scene on Twitter.
Has there been an arrest?
The suspect was detained at the scene, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Where was the church located?
Geneva Presbyterian Church is located off El Toro Road in Laguna Woods, California.
Officials have closed off the area and are urging people to stay away from the active crime scene.
One person killed
The gunfire took the life of one person and left four others critically injured.
One other person had minor injuries, according to police.
All victims are adults and were taken to nearby hospitals.
What happened at Geneva Presbyterian Church?
A shooting occurred Sunday at a church in Laguna Woods, California.
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