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Mass shootings are repeated again in the United States. This time a shooting in California killed four people, including one child. The incident occurred on Wednesday (13/3) night local time in one of the office buildings.
As reported by AFP media on Thursday (1/4/2021), police said the perpetrator was shot by a police officer and taken to a hospital. Until now, the circumstances and motive for the shooting in Southern California are still unknown.
Police also did not provide further details about the victims, but said another victim was hospitalized. The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. local time on the top floor of one of the buildings in the city of Orange. The Los Angeles Times reported the suspect and police were briefly involved in the shootout.
“The situation is stable and there is no threat to the public,” the Orange City Police Department said in a post on its Facebookpage .
California Governor Gavin Newsom also posted on his Twitter account.
“Terrible and sad. Our hearts go out to the families affected by tonight’s horrific events,” he said on his Twitter account.
The shooting in California comes after two other mass shootings in March 2021. That sparked a new debate about gun control measures in the US.
Earlier, ten people were killed in a shooting at one of the supermarkets in Boulder, Colorado. The 21-year-old perpetrator named Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was brutally shot at the King Soopers supermarket on Monday (3/22/2021). Alissa turned herself in to police after suffering gunshot wounds with local authorities.
Michael Dougherty, Boulder Country district attorney, and Maris Herold, Boulder Police Chief, said they are still investigating the motive for Alissa’s mass shooting.
“Like the rest of the people, you want to know why. Why at King Soopers, why in Boulder, why Monday. And unfortunately, we don’t have an answer for that yet,” Herold said at a press conference.
The tragedy comes less than a week after a shooting by a man at a SPA venue. A total of eight people, including six people of Asian descent were victims of a shooting by a man at a massage parlor in Atlanta, Georgia. Shootings in California add to the long list of mass shootings in the United States today.