1 dead, 5 wounded in church shooting south of Los Angeles
1 dead, 5 wounded in church shooting south of Los Angeles
Orange County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators gather on Calle Sonora after one person died and four people were critically injured in a shooting at a Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Eric Licas

The Orange County Register

One person was killed and five others were wounded – four of them critically – in a shooting at a church in Laguna Woods on Sunday afternoon, May 15.

The suspect was detained and a weapon was recovered, authorities said.

Sheriff’s dispatchers received a call of a shooting inside Geneva Presbyterian Church in the 24000 block of El Toro Road at 1:26 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.

Four victims were critically wounded and another had minor injuries. The victims, all adults, were rushed to the hospital.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting in the investigation, officials said.

El Toro Road is closed between Calle Sonora and Canyon Wren.

Further information was not immediately available.

This is a developing story.

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