Four dead in Another US shooting as cops wound and arrest suspect.
Authorities say a shooting at a Southern California office building on Wednesday killed four people, including a boy, and critically injured a woman, while cops wounded and arrested the suspect.
At about 5.30 p.m., Orange Police Department responded to live gunshots at 202 W. Lincoln Avenue, a small two-story building that houses a variety of small businesses.
According to police, at least one officer shot at the suspect, who was injured and taken to the hospital, and a weapon was recovered from the scene. In the shooting, a woman was also shot and wounded, and both she and the gunman are in serious condition.
A handful of companies, which includes a legal services firm, an insurance agency, a financial advisory firm, and a phone repair shop, were listed on the outside.
The shooting spree started upstairs and downstairs inside the complex before heading to an outside courtyard, according to Lt. Jennifer Amat of the Orange Police Department.
The motive for the attack has not been released, nor has the location of the attack, but unconfirmed rumors on Twitter and a local Facebook group say it happened at a family therapist clinic, where a husband murdered his wife and child, as well as two other victims.
United Homes, a mobile home broker in the office complex, is owned by Paul Tovar’s partner, according to KTLA-TV. Mr Tovar said, ‘He doesn’t answer his phone, and neither does my niece.’ ‘Right now, I’m really praying really hard because I’m scared and worried.’
Charlie Espinoza told The Orange County Register that he couldn’t reach his fiancee, who works for a medical billing company at the venue.
This is the third mass shooting in the United States, after a shooting at Atlanta spas that killed eight people, including six Asian women, and a shooting at a Boulder, Colorado convenience store that killed ten people in two weeks.
The shooting is also the city’s deadliest since the 1997 Caltrans attack, in which a disgruntled employee gunned down his coworkers, killing four people.