A person He died and four others were seriously injured. in a shooting Sunday at a church in Southern California, US authorities said.
The shooting occurred at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in the city of Laguna WoodsThe Orange County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter. Agents detained one person and recovered a weapon, he added.
“We have arrested a person and we have recovered a weapon that may have been involved,” he said.
No further details were available.
Laguna Woods is a city of about 16,000 people located 50 miles (81 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Many of the residents live in Laguna Woods Village, a large community for people 55 and older that dates back to the 1960s.
The violence stunned residents of the suburban community in southern Orange County. Police closed off El Toro Road and emergency vehicles lined up in front of the church.
Cindy Frazier, 65, I was running errands when he heard the overwhelming wail of police and fire sirens as they rushed towards the Geneva Presbyterian Church.
“I thought it was the fire coming back on, but it was one after another,” the Laguna Woods resident said of the emergency response. “It’s so heartbreaking. Why? Why our community?” he told the newspaper. Los Angeles Times.
Saturday, a heavily armed white youth broke into a Buffalo supermarket (New York) and fired indiscriminately killing ten people and wounding three others, mostly black.
The attacker was wearing a military helmet with a camera that was broadcasting the action live on the Twitch platform.
The federal agency FBI reported that it is investigating the attack “as a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism.
After that shooting, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, made an appeal this Sunday to “work together” to confront “hate.”
Source: AP and EFE