Four people, including a child, were killed after the suspect fired in an office building in Southern California, police said.
Details about the incident in Orange, California were lacking late Wednesday night, but Lieutenant Jen Amat of the Orange Police Department. I told reporters on the spot Four people were killed, the shooting suspect was injured, and he was taken to a local hospital in crisis. She said the officer had recovered a gun.
According to Amat, a woman was injured and hospitalized in a serious condition. Both the woman and the suspect suffered gunshot wounds, Amat said. She added that she did not know if the suspect’s wound was “self-harm.”
There was no additional information about the suspect or victim. Amat emphasized that there was no ongoing threat to the public and no information on the weapons found on the scene.
“Information about the suspect is still under investigation,” Amat said.
Police received a call about the shooting that arrived at the scene around 5:30 pm local time while the shooting was still ongoing. According to the department’s Facebook page.. When police arrived at the West Lincoln Avenue building, they “engaged with the suspect and there was a shooting involving the police,” Amat said, but did not specify whether police shot the suspect.
Police “found multiple casualties on the scene, including the dead,” the agency wrote on Facebook. According to Amat, the incident happened on the second floor of what local media calls an office building.
Representative Katie PorterIn the district, including Orange, she said she was saddened by reports of the shooting, “We continue to keep the victims and their loved ones in my mind as we continue to learn. My team and I. The situation is closely “
“There has been no such incident in the city of Orange since 1997,” said Amat, referring to when a gunman armed with an assault rifle attacked the California Department of Transportation’s maintenance yard. The suspect was an equipment operator who was fired six weeks ago, killing four people and injuring others, including police officers, before police killed him.
Orange is 30 miles south of Los Angeles.
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“It’s just such a tragedy for the victims, their families, our community, and our police station,” she said.
California Governor Gavin Newsom shootsHorrible and sad.. “
“Our heart is with the family affected by this horrific tragedy tonight,” he tweeted.
Contribution: Associated Press.
This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Shooting in Orange, California: 4 people killed, including children.Injured suspect