A deadly shooting at an office in Orange, Southern California left four people dead including a child, according to reports.
The Police Department of Orange claimed that they received a call around 5:30 pm about shots being fired at 200 Block located on Lincoln Avenue near Glassell Street. The police immediately reached the scene where they found four people dead and many injured.
Orange Police Department’s Lt. Jen Amat claimed that the shooting was still going on when officers reached the scene and engaged with the suspect.
Orange Police Department assured the public that the situation is under control and there is no remaining threat whatsoever to the public. Family members and friends gathered around the building where the shooting incident took place, waiting to know the whereabouts of their loved ones.
One injured woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The suspect was also taken to the hospital for treatment.
The incident took place on the second floor of an office building and a firearm was taken into custody at the crime scene.
Rep. Katie Porter, whose constituency includes Orange released a statement, claimed that she is deeply saddened by the shooting event and strongly condemns these types of attacks. She sent her condolences to the families of the victims and stated that her team is following the situation closely.
The motive of the shooting is still unknown. The identities of the victims and the injured are not made public as yet.
Police reported that this is the deadliest shooting incident in the city of Orange since 1997.
In 1997, a gunman had attacked the California Department of Transportation maintenance yard with a rifle, killing four people and wounding many others before he was killed by police.
Orange is a small town located in the south of Los Angeles.
It is important to note that this shooting incident has occurred days after two deadly shootings in March which left 18 people dead.