UPDATE 6:03 P.M. The Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. says at least one person was killed and four others were critically injured in the shooting. Another person also sustained injuries. All of the victims are adults. Following is our original reporting from the scene:
DEVELOPING STORY: Multiple people have been shot at a church in Laguna Woods, California, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. The gunman has been arrested and a weapon has been recovered. At least one person has been killed. Police did not initially release the name of the church.
Multiple injuries have been reported and paramedics with Orange County Fire Authority were working to treat victims at the scene and transport those who required further care.
Special agents with the Los Angeles branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were said to be en route to assist with the investigation.
Laguna Woods is a city in Orange County bordered by Laguna Hills and Lake Forest. It is located about 10 miles from University of California Irvine.
This story will be updated throughout the day.
NOW – Multiple people shot at a church in Laguna Woods, California. At least 1 one person dead and 4 injured, CBS2 reports. Suspect has been detained.pic.twitter.com/CJ8oHSJn1h— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) May 15, 2022
On my way to Laguna beach and the street is blocked off. So incredibly sad! I hope the victims are okay! pic.twitter.com/XsPa2sI0TW— Judy Perez (@perez_jude) May 15, 2022
#OCSDPIO Deputies are responding to reports of a shooting at a church on the 24000 block of El Toro Road in Laguna Woods. Multiple victims have been shot. More details to follow, PIO en route.— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) May 15, 2022
Our FF/PM’s are on scene and treating and transporting multiple patients. Updates will follow. https://t.co/guCEiA2ANc— OCFA PIO (@OCFireAuthority) May 15, 2022
Dispatch received call of a shooting inside Geneva Presbyterian Church at 1:26pm. Four victims have been critically wounded , one with minor injuries. All victims are adults and are enroute to the hospital. One victim is deceased at the scene.— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) May 15, 2022