A suspect is in custody after a mass shooting at a chuch in Laguna Woods, California which is south of Los Angeles in Orange County. Orange County reporter at KCal9 said that his sources are telling him that one person is dead and four are injured.
NBC Los Angeles police said that they were responding to the 24000 block of El Toro Road. Photos and videos of the police and fire department were centered around Geneva Presbyterian Church.
BREAKING NEWS\u2026 Another mass shooting\u2014within last few minutes. This one in Laguna Woods, CA. At least 4 shot, 1 dead at Geneva Presbyterian Church. Multiple emergency vehicles responding. Shooter in custody. #BreakingNews #MassShooting #LagunaWoods #LagunaBeachpic.twitter.com/jrMnheWWOI— Steve Norris (@Steve Norris) 1652650604
A video showing the side of the church at the intersection of C. Sonora and El Toro Road revealed that a medivac helicopter was landing on the street nearby.
The police also reported that the gun suspected to have been used has been recovered from the scene.
Driving to Laguna Beach on El Toro and see this. So sadpic.twitter.com/mPkmihCi8X— Terible1biker57 (@Terible1biker57) 1652649030
The story is continue to develop....
#OCSDPIO We have detained one person and have recovered a weapon that may be involved.— OC Sheriff, CA (@OC Sheriff, CA) 1652648737
UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday evening that the church lends its space out to other congregations. In this case, a Taiwanese congregation was meeting. The shooter was a 68-year-old Asian man. Southern California reporter John Cain said that the church members were able to overcome the shooter and tied him up.
My heart goes out to my Taiwanese friends and family. I have elder relatives who lived at Laguna Woods until recently; friends with parents still there. \n\nAsians don\u2019t feel safe because we aren\u2019t safe. We\u2019re constantly afraid for our elders, our sisters & brothers, our children.https://twitter.com/latimes/status/1525973121433337856\u00a0\u2026— Jeff Yang (@Jeff Yang) 1652656663
OCSD says shooter at Taiwanese Presbyterian in Laguna Woods this afternoon was taken down by parishioners, who subdued then hogtied him w/ an electrical or extension cord.\n\nThey did not release his name, but said he was an Asian man in his 60s. Unclear if he's connected to church— Josh Cain (@Josh Cain) 1652659812