Disasters & Accidents

One dead, five injured in California church shooting

Washington, May 15 (EFE).- At least one person was killed and five others injured on Sunday in a shooting at a church on the outskirts of Los Angeles, California, authorities reported.

“Dispatch received call of a shooting inside Geneva Presbyterian Church [in Laguna Woods] at 1:26pm,” the Orange County Sheriff said on Twitter.

“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,” the sheriff added.

Police detained the suspect at the scene and recovered a weapon.

The Orange County Fire Authority had said it was “on scene and treating and transporting multiple patients.”

News of the shooting broke as the US was still reeling from another on Saturday, when a heavily armed white youth opened fire in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, shooting 11 Black and two white people.

Ten people were killed in the attack, which President Joe Biden called a “racially motivated hate crime.”

The attacker was wearing a military helmet with a camera that was broadcasting the act live on Twitch. EFE


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