At least four people, including a child, have been killed in a shooting at an office building
in southern California.
The shooting happened at about 5.30 pm at 202 W. Lincoln Avenue in Orange – a small,
two-story office building that houses several small businesses
Police said they were called to the two-story building on Lincoln Avenue in Orange,
south of Los Angeles, at about 17:30 local time (00:30 GMT).
Officers shot and wounded the suspect who was taken to hospital, police said.
The situation has been “stabilized” and there is no threat to the public, the statement
Few other details of the shooting were made available although local reports said two
people were wounded by the gunfire.
A Witnesses told the outlet that they heard two distinct sets of shots with the first
being the initial rampage and the second being the shootout with cops.
‘I was just in my room hanging out.
All of a sudden, I heard five to seven gunshots go off,’ a neighbor told KABC-TV.
‘And then I waited a couple minutes and the police came. And I heard a few more
gunshots go off. It was a lot, quickly. Then the helicopter showed up and it was silent
after that.’The neighbor added: ‘We thought it was a car backfiring at first. Then it became louder
and quicker and we knew it was not. It was quick gunfire shots.’
Cody Lev, who lives across the street from the office building, told the Orange County
Register that he was sitting on a couch with headphones on when he heard the gunfire
“Horrifying and heartbreaking,” said California governor Gavin Newsom on
Twitter. “Our hearts are with the families impacted by this tragedy tonight.”