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Presbyterian church shooting leaves one dead, five in critical condition

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Facade of the Geneva Presbyterian Church, a Presbyterian church where a shooting left one person dead and five in serious conditionigreja tiroteio | Photo: Reproduction/genevapres.org

At least one person died and five were injured (four seriously) after a shooting at a Presbyterian church in Laguna Woods, California, on Sunday afternoon ( ). A suspect in the bombing was detained at the scene, according to police in Orange County, where Laguna Woods is located.

All the injured were taken to the hospital shortly after the police arrived. The call about the shooting was received by the police at 13h15 from local time ( 17H26 from Brasilia).

15193010Two weapons were collected at the scene. Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hallock told the Los Angeles Times that a Taiwanese congregation was in the church at the time of the attack. Authorities are interviewing more than 15 people who were inside the church when the shots were fired.

15193010 Also according to the American newspaper, the suspect is a man of Asian descent 68 years old , which would be from Las Vegas. After opening fire, he was contained by the faithful themselves. The motivation of the attack is not yet known.

15193010The The attack took place during a luncheon honoring a pastor who would return to Taiwan to lead a congregation in the Asian country. It was not reported whether this pastor was injured in the attack.

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