Crime & Justice

At least 4 dead in gunfire at California biker bar

Los Angeles, US, Aug 24 (EFE).- A gunfire at a popular biker bar in southern California left at least four people dead, including an attacker, on Wednesday evening, the authorities said.

The shooting occurred at Cook’s Corner bar in Trabuco Canyon town of eastern Orange County.

County sheriff’s office tweeted that the gunfire killed four, including the shooter.

The shooter was shot down minutes after the first report of the shooting.

Police officers arrived within two minutes and shot the shooter dead in an exchange of fire.

The sheriff’s office said six injured in the gunfire were transported to hospitals.

Five injured had gunshot wounds. Media reports said two wounded were critical.

The media said the shooter carried a pistol inside the bar.

Local broadcaster KCAL, owned by CBS, reported that the attacker is a retired law enforcement officer with Ventura County police.

He reportedly had a dispute with his wife and had been targeting her.

Cook’s Corner is a popular biker hangout since the 1970s.

Known as a “legendary landmark,” the eatery was hosting a spaghetti night special with a live band at the time of the shooting, according to KCAL.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, which monitors mass shootings in the US, the shooting at the California biker bar is the 465th mass shooting of the year.

As of Aug. 1, more than 25,000 people have died from gun violence in the US this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The deceased include nearly 880 teens and 170 children. EFE


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