Man bursts inside California church and begins shooting before congregation stops him

On the heels of the deadly mass shooting that took place in Buffalo, New York, yet another gunman — this time on the other end of the country, in California — burst into a Laguna Woods church and opened fire, killing at least one church member and wounding others.

According to Fox News, the incident took place at Geneva Presbyterian Church, and unlike the situation that unfolded in Buffalo, the shooter in this case was quickly stopped by members of the congregation, who authorities say disarmed the shooter and hogtied him with an extension cord.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the alleged shooter was described as an Asian male in his 60s. So far, there’s no indication of a clear motive as to why he carried out the deadly action.

According to Orange County Undersheriff Jeff Hallock, the church attendees displayed “exceptional heroism and bravery,” noting that without such actions being taken to stop the shooter, there likely would have been a much higher death toll.

At the time of the shooting, roughly 30 to 40 churchgoers were inside the church. Multiple people were treated for injuries in the aftermath of the shooting.

“No one should have to fear going to their place of worship. Our thoughts are with the victims, community, and all those impacted by this tragic event,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said in a statement.

Hopefully, this disturbing mass shooting trend doesn’t continue anytime in the near future.