Los Angeles, May 16 (SocialNews.XYZ) One person has been killed and at least four others injured in a shooting at a church in the western US state of California, authorities said.
The shooting occurred Sunday afternoon at the church in the 24000 block of El Toro Road in the town of Laguna Woods, in Orange County, Southern California, according to the sheriff’s department. of Orange County.
The sheriff’s department tweeted at 2 p.m. that deputies were responding to reports of the shooting, Xinhua news agency reported.
He later added that “Dispatch received a call of a shooting inside the Presbyterian Church in Geneva at 1:26 p.m. Four victims were seriously injured, one with minor injuries.”
“All of the victims are adults and are on their way to the hospital. One victim died at the scene,” the department said.
The sheriff’s department noted that they detained a suspect at the crime scene and recovered a weapon that may be involved.
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office tweeted after the shooting that it was “actively monitoring” the incident and “working closely with local law enforcement.”
“No one should be afraid to come to their place of worship. Our hearts go out to the victims, the community and everyone affected by this tragic event,” the governor’s office said in the tweet.