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One dead, four seriously wounded in a gunshot at a California church

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May 15 (News) – One person was killed and four others seriously injured in a shooting at a California church, authorities said on Sunday.

A suspect was arrested at the scene of the shooting, which took place at the Geneva Presbyterian Church at 1:26 p.m. PDT, and a weapon that may have been involved was recovered This was announced by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

All of the shooting victims were adults and the injured victims were taken to hospitals, the sheriff’s office added.

The Orange County Fire Department said it was at the scene treating casualties and transporting patients to hospitals.

FBI agents also responded to assist the sheriff’s department at the scene.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state is actively monitoring the situation and is working closely with law enforcement.

“Nobody should have to be afraid to go to their place of worship,” he said. “Our thoughts are with the victims, the community and everyone affected by this tragic event.”

The shooting comes just a day after a mass shooting on Saturday in Buffalo, NY, in which 18-year-old gunman Payton Gendron was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting 10 people.

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