15th May, 2022
One person has been reported dead and four critically injured in a mass shooting at a church in Laguna Woods in Southern California.
It was the second mass shooting in 24 hours after Buffalo Tops shooting in New York.
The authorities said one person has been detained in connection with the latest shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted.
“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. We have detained one person and have recovered a weapon that may be involved,” the office of the sheriff of Orange County, California, said on Twitter.
Laguna Woods is a community in Southern California of about 16,000 people.
The shooting occurred at Geneva Presbyterian Church, an NBC affiliate in Los Angeles reported. The exact number of people injured and the nature of those injuries was not immediately clear.
Fire and rescue personnel were at the scene, treating and transporting multiple patients to the hospital, the Orange County Fire Authority said.
The sheriff’s department was not immediately available for further comment.