A shooting in the city of Orange, California, on Wednesday, left at least four people dead, including a child, and two others injured, including the suspected shooter, police said.
Officers responded to reports of gun firing in the 200 block of West Lincoln Avenue in the city at around 5:30 p.m., the Orange Police Department said. Police arrived as shots were being fired and an “officer involved shooting” followed.
On scene, officers found multiple victims, Orange Police Department Lieutenant Jen Amat said during a press conference. A woman victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
The suspect in the shooting was apprehended and was also transported to the local hospital in critical condition, Amat said.
No officers were injured.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted his condolences following early reports of the shooting. He said, “Our hearts are with the families impacted by this terrible tragedy tonight.”
Orange is a city south of Los Angeles with a population hovering around 140,000.
Wednesday evening’s shooting marks the third multiple-victim shooting in nearly as many weeks.
Eight people were shot to death by a gunman who went on a rampage at three spas in the Atlanta area on March 16. And 10 people were killed on March 22 when a man opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. The lone suspects in both those shootings were arrested.