LAGUNA Woods, CALIFORNIA (May 15, 2022)—Multiple people were shot Sunday at a church in Southern California, authorities said.
The shooting happened at an unnamed church on the 24000 block of El Toro Road in the city of Laguna Woods, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter.
“We have detained one person and have recovered a weapon that may be involved,” the department said.
Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the scene.
#OCSDPIO Deputies are responding to reports of a shooting at a church on the 24000 block of El Toro Road in Laguna Woods. Multiple victims have been shot. More details to follow, PIO en route.— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) May 15, 2022
According to initial reports, at least 5 people were shot, including one person who was pronounced dead at the scene. A sixth victim suffered minor injuries, though the cause of their injuries was not immediately clear.
There was no word on a possible motive for Sunday’s shooting. It comes just a day after a self-described white supremacist opened fire at a supermarket in upstate New York, killing 10 people and injuring 3 others.
Dispatch received call of a shooting inside Geneva Presbyterian Church at 1:26pm. Four victims have been critically wounded , one with minor injuries. All victims are adults and are enroute to the hospital. One victim is deceased at the scene.— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) May 15, 2022
Our FF/PM’s are on scene and treating and transporting multiple patients. Updates will follow. https://t.co/guCEiA2ANc— OCFA PIO (@OCFireAuthority) May 15, 2022
Update: May 15, 2022 at 6:45 PM EST
One person was killed and five others were injured, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. The suspect is in custody and a weapon was recovered at the scene, according to the OC Sheriff.
Source: California News OC Sheriff, CA