4 dead, including child, in Orange, California office building shooting

Ruben Fields
April 1, 2021

Four people, including a child, were killed in a shooting at an office building in Orange County, California, on Wednesday evening, officials said, marking a deadly end to a month consumed by a series of high-profile cases of gun violence.

The shooter was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition, Amat said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

An officer-involved shooting occurred and a suspect was transported to the hospital, Amat said. Police provided no details on the victims other than to say one was a child and a woman was critically wounded.

Signs outside shows a number of businesses at the building, including an insurance agent and a counseling service.

"Horrifying and heartbreaking", said California governor Gavin Newsom on Twitter.

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Another tragedy reportedly involving a mass shooting has occurred in California.

Amat had no information about what may have prompted the attack.

People gathered outside the building after the shooting hoping to get word about loved ones. "He's not answering his phone, neither's my niece", Tovar said. Eight people - many of them Asian Americans - were killed inside spas in Atlanta, Georgia, on 16 March, while 10 people were shot dead in a Colorado grocery store on 22 March.

The situation has been stabilized and there is no threat to the public, the police department said. Arturo Reyes Torres, 41, an equipment operator who had been fired six weeks earlier, killed four people and wounded others, including a police officer, before police killed him.

Orange is a city south of Los Angeles with a population hovering around 140,000.

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