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California police responding to shooting at Laguna Woods church, say one person is dead

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Police in California are responding to reports of a shooting at a Laguna Woods church on Sunday afternoon where they say multiple people have been shot.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said that one person has been detained, and they have recovered a weapon that may have been involved in the incident.

Police later said that four people have been critically wounded in the shooting, with one person dead. The shooting took place at Geneva Presbyterian Church.

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The sheriff’s office said that the suspect was detained at the scene.

One of the people wounded in the shooting has minor injuries. The sheriff’s office said it received a call of a shooting inside the church at 1:26 p.m. PT.

Police in California are responding to reports of a shooting at a Laguna Woods church on Sunday afternoon where they say multiple people have been shot.

Police in California are responding to reports of a shooting at a Laguna Woods church on Sunday afternoon where they say multiple people have been shot.
(Fox News)

The Orange County Fire Authority said in a Sunday afternoon tweet that multiple people are being treated and transported to nearby hospitals.

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Federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were also at the scene of the incident.

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said that a large number of people inside the church at the time of the shooting were Taiwanese.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office tweeted that it is monitoring the incident, adding that “No one should have to fear going to their place of worship.”

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“We are actively monitoring the shooting at a church in Laguna Woods and working closely with local law enforcement,” his office tweeted. “No one should have to fear going to their place of worship. Our thoughts are with the victims, community, and all those impacted by this tragic event.”

Police in California are responding to reports of a shooting at a Laguna Woods church on Sunday afternoon where they say multiple people have been shot.

Police in California are responding to reports of a shooting at a Laguna Woods church on Sunday afternoon where they say multiple people have been shot.
(Fox News)

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report

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