A day after the massacre of 10 people by a young racist in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, one person was killed and five others were injured, four seriouslythe fifth light, from an armed fire inside a church in California yesterday Sunday, announced the Orange County police ,.
The parishioners were having lunch after a morning service when the gunman stormed in and started firing.according to the authorities.
Some of the worshipers managed to stop him, “tied him with an electric cable and pulled out at least two weapons” before the sheriff’s aides arrived on the scene, Orange County Deputy Chief of Police Jeff Halok told a news conference.
“This group of believers showed (…) extraordinary heroism and bravery”continued Mr. Halok, “Undoubtedly prevented more injuries and deaths”.
Police are investigating the motives of the perpetrator, he continued, clarifying that the arrested suspect, of Asian origin, about sixty years old, has not been injured.
On the contrary, “four people were seriously injured”, the sheriff’s office clarified via Twitter, while one of the victims “died on the spot”.
The call center for immediate action received a call yesterday at 13:26 (local time; at 23:26 Greek time) from the Presbyterian church Geneva, according to the authorities and as broadcast by international agencies and the Athenian News Agency.
“We have detained a suspect and seized a weapon that may have been used,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Twitter.
Police are trying to shed light on the new mass shooting – attacking firearms that have at least four victims, in the terminology of the US authorities – the second weekend, taking deposits from 30 to 40 people inside the church.
The office of its governor California Gavin Newsom noted that he closely monitors the investigation and coordinates with local authorities. “No one should be afraid to go to their place of worship. “Our thoughts are with the victims,” Governor Newsroom said in a statement on Twitter.
Democrat Katie Porter, who represents Orange County in Washington, D.C.
“This should not become our new normalcy,” he added.
The attack on the church, which according to the sheriff’s office is located in the city of Laguna Woods, 70 kilometers southwest of Los Angeles, took place the next day. massacre of 10 people by a heavily armed young racist in a shop in Buffaloin the state of New York.
Source: News Beast