California shooting: Child among 4 killed in Orange City office complex, critically injured gunman hospitalized

'Horrifying and heartbreaking. Our hearts are with the families impacted by this terrible tragedy tonight,' said California Governor Gavin Newsom


                            California shooting: Child among 4 killed in Orange City office complex, critically injured gunman hospitalized
The shooting took place in Orange, California, South Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (TheChalkOutline/Twitter)

ORANGE, CALIFORNIA: At least four people, including a child, died during a mass shooting in the city of Orange, south of Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The shooting, which occurred at an office complex, reportedly left two others injured, police said. The shooter who was wounded after exchanging gunfire with officers was in critical condition at a local hospital.

Officers responded to reports of an active shooting in the 200 Block of West Lincoln Avenue around 5:30 pm and arrived as shots were being fired, the Orange Police Department said. "Officers arrived as shots were being fired and located multiple victims at the scene including fatalities. An officer involved shooting occurred," the OPD said in a post on their Facebook page.

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The police department said that the situation had been "stabilized" and that there is no threat to the public. No officers were injured, added the post.

The building appeared to have several offices, according to NBC News. Lt. Jennifer Amat did not say where the victims were found, but said of the incident, "as far as we know it was an actively evolving situation, so it was not contained to just one area."

'Horrifying and heartbreaking'

"Horrifying and heartbreaking. Our hearts are with the families impacted by this terrible tragedy tonight," California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a tweet. Rep. Katie Porter issued a statement saying, “I’m deeply saddened by reports of a mass shooting in Orange County, and I’m continuing to keep victims and their loved ones in my thoughts as we continue to learn more. My team and I will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

Orange County reported Michele Gile said: "Mass shooting in #Orange. Sources say 4 are dead and that there may be 6 victims total hit at a business complex on Lincoln Avenue @cbsla #cbsla #massshooting". "I am absolutely heartbroken to hear about the mass shooting in North Orange office building in my district. Though the full details have yet to be released, we know there were multiple lives — including a child — taken from this planet too soon. (1/x)," said CA State Senator Dave Min.



 



 



 



 

'Third mass shooting in two weeks'

"The mass shooting unfolding in Orange, California, appears to be near Chapman University. So far, police have confirmed that four people are dead. #caleg," said another tweet. "Heartbroken for the victims’ families and everyone impacted by this shooting in Orange, California. We don’t have to live like this. We need #MoreThanThoughtsAndPrayers to stop these preventable tragedies. Text CHECKS to 64433 to demand senators ACT on gun safety laws. #caleg," they added, demanding gun safety laws.

Another stated that this is the "3rd mass shooting in the last 2 weeks following Boulder, Colorado & Atlanta Metro area per officials".



 



 



 

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