The incident happened at around 1.30pm (local time) on Sunday when officers were called to the shooting site at the Geneva Presbyterian Church on Toro Road in Laguna Woods, about 67 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
One died on the spot and four others were seriously injured. Another was slightly injured. All of the injured were taken to hospitals.
An assailant opened fire during a Sunday dinner at a church in Southern California, killing one person and injuring five others before participants arrested the suspect and tied his legs with an electric wire.
Police arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect in his 60s, Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hollock told a news conference.
“A group of believers showed exceptional bravery and courage in intervening to arrest the suspect. They undoubtedly prevented further deaths and injuries,” Holok said.
“At present, we do not know what the suspect’s motive was, whether he had a motive or whether it was a hate incident,” Halak said, adding that the suspect did not live in the area.
At the time of the shooting, there were about 30-40 people in the church. Two small arms were found at the scene.
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