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Mass Shooting in California Church Leaves One Dead and Four Critically Injured

HeadlineMay 16, 2022

Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo came on another bloody weekend of gun violence across the United States. In Southern California, one person was killed and four others critically wounded Sunday after a gunman opened fire at a Presbyterian church in Orange County. Most of the victims were of Taiwanese descent, though it’s not clear whether race played a role in the shooting. Local officials said the shooting could have been even worse.

Lisa Bartlett: “From what we know, there was a shooter that came in with multiple weapons and started opening fire. And fortunately, some of the parishioners here in the congregation jumped on the shooter and tackled him, brought him down to the ground and held him until the sheriff’s department came and was able to arrest the individual.”

Meanwhile, in Chicago, at least five people were killed and 27 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been nearly 58,000 gun deaths across the U.S. since President Joe Biden’s inauguration. 

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