California Churchgoers Catch Gunman In Attack


A guy shot at a Sunday brunch at a church in Southern California was held by parishioners, an official with the sheriff’s department said, praising their “extraordinary courage and bravery.”

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, one individual was murdered and 4others were injured in an afternoon shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in the community of Laguna Woods.

Undersheriff Jeff Hallock said that the suspect, an Asian guy in his 60s, was in arrest and that two pistols were located at the site. Even though authorities don’t think the shooter is a local, Hallock said they don’t yet know what motivated the attack.

According to Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, the bulk of the worshippers at the time were likely Taiwanese.

The Heroic Event Of The California Shooting

According to California authorities, between 30 and 40 individuals were eating lunch together after attending church in the morning when shots were fired at about 1:30 p.m. By the time the sheriffs came, the parishioners had the shooter hog-tied and in prison.

By helping to stop the suspect, the churchgoers demonstrated what we consider to be extraordinary gallantry and bravery. According to Hallock, “they unquestionably avoided extra injuries and deaths.” I believe it’s reasonable to say that things might have been far worse if people hadn’t stepped in.

A guy was pronounced dead at the scene, and a fifth person was hurt, although not seriously. There were no children among the victims.

The Presbytery of Los Ranchos, the governing body of the church, said in a statement that the luncheon was organized in memory of the former pastor of the Taiwanese congregation that meets in Geneva.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives arrived at the scene. Agents from the FBI arrived to aid the sheriff as well.

As a city, Laguna Woods evolved from its original purpose as a retirement community. Located roughly 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles, this California community of 18,000 inhabitants has an elderly population composition of over 80%.