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At least four people were shot dead, including a boy, and a person injured in the US state of California after fire exchanges, police said.

The shooter, whose motives are so far unknown, was shot and taken by a police to hospital on Wednesday night. Police said, adding that the condition of the suspect was not known. The shooter was shot and was deported.

On Thursday, Orange police said the gunman either business or individually knew all the victims.

The assailant had fetched the gates to the screening site and forced officers from outside to engage him.

The police rejected the identity of the dead, but one was a nine-year-old boy; the other was a male and two females. One fifth person was admitted to hospital.

The incident started on the upper floor of a small Orange office building at approximately 5:30 PM local time on Tuesday (00:30 GMT).

The Los Angeles Times reported that the police and the suspect had exchanged fire.

“Officers arrived as shots were being fired and located multiple victims at the scene including fatalities. An officer-involved shooting occurred,” the Orange Police Department said in a post to their Facebook page.


“The situation has been stabilised and there is no threat to the public,” it added.

Today at 5:30pm, the Orange Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at 202 W. Lincoln Ave. Officers arrived...

Posted by Orange Police Department on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

“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,” US Representative Katie Porter from California also tweeted.

This is following two other high-profile mass shootings earlier this month, which launched a renewed debate on US arms control.

Less than one week after one man shot at a shooting ten people, including six women of Asian descent, in spas in Atlanta, GA, 10 were killed in a grocery in Boulder, Colorado.


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