One individual was lifeless and 5 others have been injured in a taking pictures at a Southern California church Sunday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department stated.
The assault was reported at Geneva Presbyterian Church at 1:26 p.m., the division stated. Four victims suffered vital accidents, it stated.
The physique of the deceased was found on the scene, sheriff’s officers stated, whereas all of the surviving victims, together with an individual with minor accidents, have been hospitalized, the stated.
Laguna Woods is a retirement neighborhood within the south portion of the county.
The Orange County Fire Authority did not instantly reply to a request for info.
On Twitter the company stated it was “treating and transporting multiple patients.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives stated brokers based mostly in Los Angeles have been responding to Laguna Woods to help sheriff’s investigators.
Laguna Woods and Laguna Woods Village are comparatively unique communities for folks 55 and older and their companions or family members. Large components of it, together with the village, are gated.
The metropolis consists of single-family houses, city homes and apartment-style residences. It opened as Leisure World in 1964. It grew to become the county’s thirty second metropolis in 1999.
Authorities requested folks to keep away from the realm, noting that a number of roads have been closed.
The church appeared to have held earlier providers, a greater than hourlong video of which was archived on Facebook.
Rev. Ryan Romberg presided, and spoke on the theme, “Celebrating the Calling.”
“All are welcome,” he stated in his opening remarks.
The Christian congregation has inclusivity as its foundation, saying on its web site that it “receives all who believe in Jesus Christ.”
The sheriff’s division urged endurance as its deputies labored on the scene.
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