Several people shot dead in California church, police say

Several people were shot dead at a church in Southern California on Sunday, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at an unnamed church on the 24000 block of El Toro Road in the town of Laguna Woods, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter.

“We have arrested one person and recovered a weapon that may be involved,” the department said.

Paramedics were “treating and transporting multiple patients,” the Orange County Fire Authority tweeted.

Federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the scene.

No other details were immediately available.

Laguna Woods is a city of approximately 16,000 people located 81 kilometers southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Many residents live in Laguna Woods Village, a sprawling 55+ community that dates back to the 1960s.

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