Four dead in shooting near Los Angeles
Four people were killed, one of them a child, in a shooting on Wednesday at an office building in suburban Los Angeles before the suspect, wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police, was taken into custody, police reported.
The bloodshed in Orange, California, marked the third deadly mass shooting in the United States in less than a month. Authorities offered no explanation as to a possible motive.
Orange Police Department Lieutenant Jennifer Amat said that police officers arrived on the scene at about 5:30 p.m. local time as shots were being fired and "engaged with the suspect."
She said three adults and one child were found shot dead, and two other people struck by gunfire, including the shooter, were transported to area hospitals, Reuters reported.
The police department said in a message posted to its Facebook page that the situation had since been "stabilized" with no further threat to the public.