A child was among four people killed in a shooting at an office building in Orange, Southern California, authorities said.
A female patient and the male suspect were both in critical condition at a local hospital with gunshot wounds following the shooting, Orange Police Department Lt. Jennifer Amat said at a briefing.
Amat said earlier that when police arrived at the two-story building on Lincoln Avenue about 5:30p.m. shots were being fired, and then an “officer-involved shooting occurred.”
The suspect was transported to the hospital in police custody, but Amat could not confirm whether his gunshot wound was self-inflicted.
She said police were still investigating the incident and could not immediately provide further details on the victims or the suspect.
The tragedy in Orange, some 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles, is the third mass shooting to hit the U.S. in the past 15 days.
On March 16, eight people, including six Asian women, were killed at a spa in Atlanta, Georgia.
On March 22, 10 people were killed at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) tweeted, “Horrifying and heartbreaking. Our hearts are with the families impacted by this terrible tragedy tonight.”
Katie Porter tweeted. “I’m deeply saddened by reports of a mass shooting in Orange County, and I’m continuing to keep victims and their loved ones in my thoughts as we continue to learn more