According to the AP, shots were fired when police officers arrived at a two-story office building in Orange, southeastern Los Angeles, at around 5:30 pm on Wednesday, local time (0:30 am on Thursday, in Lisbon) , said Police Lieutenant Jennifer Amat. “There was a shootout involving agents,” and the suspect was taken to a hospital, he added.
In addition to the four dead, the attacker made at least one wounded: a woman in critical condition.
According to the police, the shooting took place on the second floor of the building, where an insurance office, a financial advisory firm, a legal services company and a telephone repair shop operate.California Governor Gavin Newsom called the deaths “horrifying and heartbreaking”. “Our hearts are with families affected by tonight’s terrible tragedy,” he wrote on Twitter.
These are the latest victims of mass shootings in the United States in the past two weeks. Ten people died in a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, in the western United States, on March 22. In the previous week, eight people were shot dead in the Atlanta area, including six people of Asian origin.
The city of Orange, 50 kilometers from Los Angeles, has a population of 140,000 people.
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