4 Dead, Including Child In Southern California Shooting

March 31, 2021

By Jay Ku

A shooting at an office building in Orange County, CA, resulted in multiple fatalities on Wednesday night, the authorities said, marking a pernicious end to a month consumed by a series of high-profile cases of gun violence.

The deadly encounter happened around 5:30pm in Orange, CA, about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles, according to local police, who said officers have responded to 202 West Lincoln Ave. after reports of shots fired, reported by The New York Times.

When officers arrived, the shots were still being fired and the police found several victims, said the authorities, who indicated that the situation had resulted in an officer-involved shooting.

“The situation has been stabilized and there is no threat to the public,” the Orange Police Department said on its Facebook page. The suspect was shot by police and transported to a local hospital and the condition is unknown.

This month, two mass shootings – one in Atlanta and the other in Boulder, Colorado – occurred within the span of a week. In Atlanta on March 16, a gunman shot and killed eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, at three spas. On March 22, a man stormed a grocery store in Boulder and killed 10 people.

Until the shooting in Atlanta, it had been a year since there had been a large-scale shooting in a public place, according to the Violence Project.