Just a day after a shooting in upstate New York that left several dead, a similar incident occurred in California. The background is so far unclear.
A gunman killed one person and wounded five others with gunfire at a church in California.
Parishioners at the church in Laguna Woods, south of Los Angeles, had already subdued the alleged perpetrator and tied his legs with extension cords on Sunday afternoon when the police arrived, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter.
The man and the five injured are all of Asian descent. The incident happened in a Taiwanese church, wrote the Los Angeles Times. The alleged perpetrator, a man in his 60s, was arrested. The motive was still unclear.
A gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday, killing at least ten people. The investigators assume a racist motive. The crime caused widespread outrage across the country.
Five injured between the ages of 66 and 92
In the church in Laguna Woods, the parishioners were celebrating the visit of a pastor from Taiwan with a banquet when the shots were fired, the Los Angeles Times wrote. The man had previously come to the church and was greeted by parishioners – although nobody knew him.
One victim died at the scene, police said. According to the newspaper, four of the five injured, aged between 66 and 92, suffered serious injuries and all were taken to hospitals. The police wrote that the man did not appear to be from the area. She found two guns at the scene. According to the Los Angeles Times, investigators said it was not yet known whether hate could be a motive.