Mass Shooting at an Office Building in California Kills 4 People, Including a Child

Laura Beatham
Apr 01, 2021
09:30 A.M.
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A mass shooting in Orange, California, at an office building has left four people dead, including a child, while two others were taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

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Four people were killed in a mass shooting at an office building in Orange, California, on March 31, 2021. The suspect and a female victim were taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

The Orange police arrived at an active shooting scene at around 5:30 pm on Wednesday. An officer shoot-out followed, and a suspect was recovered and taken to a local hospital for gunshot wounds. 

A police vehicle driving down a street. | Photo: Shutterstock

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The office complex was located at 200 block of West Lincoln Avenue. The shooting took place on the downsides, upstairs, and courtyard areas of the building.

Police Lt. Jennifer Amat reported on the details of the crime during a press conference and said that the suspect and an injured victim were in critical condition and added

"Tonight around 5:30 p.m. officers arrived to a call of shots fired at the area of 202 W. Lincoln."

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Police found four bodies in different areas of the office complex, including that of a child, who was killed during the shooting. They also found bloody clothing and a gun in the courtyard of the building. 

The police are still investigating details of the crime, including the victims' identities, a possible motive, and the identity of the shooter, who is in custody. 

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The town has not seen a crime of this level since 1997. A 43-year-old former Caltrans worker had just been fired when he shot and killed four former colleagues at a California Department of Transportation maintenance yard.

Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement that the event was heartbreaking and horrifying that their hearts and thoughts were with the families who had been impacted by the shooting.

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