Another bloody attack in the USA!
At least one person was shot and killed in a church in California. Four other people were seriously injured at the church near Los Angeles and one person was slightly injured, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced on Twitter on Sunday.
Police reportedly received an emergency call from the City of Laguna Woods Presbyterian Church at 1:26 p.m. local time. Rescuers rushed to the church to treat the injured. “A victim died at the scene,” the sheriff’s office said. All the victims are adults.
Rapid success of the investigation: a suspect was arrested about 70 kilometers south of Los Angeles. As the Los Angeles Times reports, police also seized a firearm.
According to the newspaper, a Taiwanese congregation (about 30 people) was in the church at the time of the attack. A large contingent of police is on the scene – the FBI is also investigating. The motive for the crime is still unclear.
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The shooting happened at this church in Laguna WoodsPhoto: Leonard Ortiz/AP
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s office said it was working with local authorities to monitor the situation. “No one should be afraid to go to worship. Our thoughts are with the victims,” the office said.
Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, Orange County seat in the House of Representatives in Washington, spoke of “shattering and disturbing news, especially less than a day after the Buffalo shooting.” She added: “This shouldn’t be our new normal.”
Ten people were killed and three others injured in an apparently racist gun attack on a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday.
An 18-year-old white man, who was streaming his act live on the internet, fired a gun outside and inside the Buffalo City store. Most of the victims were African American. The attacker was arrested and charged with murder.