One Person Killed, Four Others Critically Wounded in Shooting at Southern California Church

Investigators gather outside the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif., on Sunday, after deadly mass shooting. (Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register/AP)

One person was killed and four others were critically wounded in a shooting Sunday at a Southern California church, authorities said.

Deputies detained one person and recovered a weapon following the shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church in the city of Laguna Woods, Calif., the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter.

A fifth injured person suffered minor injuries, officials said. All the victims were adults.

Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the scene.

Laguna Woods was built as a senior living community and later became a city. More than 80 per cent of residents in the city of 18,000 people about 80 kilometres southeast of Los Angeles are at least 65.

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SOURCE: CBC; The Associated Press