Shooting at a church in Laguna Woods, California

Shooting at a church in Laguna Woods, California

 The statement was issued by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Sunday (15/5/2022) local time or Monday (16/5/2022) WIB. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene, while four others were seriously injured and rushed to hospital. The rest suffered minor injuries. "We have arrested one person and have found a weapon that may have been used," the Orange County sheriff's office announced on Twitter.

 It was later discovered that the gunman who attacked was paralyzed by church members, tied people up to take their weapons, and held him until the police arrived. The shooting took place at the Geneva Presbyterian Church, located at 24301 El Toro Road at around 1:26 p.m. local time, during a luncheon after the morning service. There were many Taiwanese worshipers in the church, and the assailant was also reportedly an Asian man in his 60s, who did not appear to be part of the community. 

Authorities have not shared any information on a possible motive at this stage as law enforcement officers continue their investigation. Shooting By Racial Supremacy Activist This incident comes a day after a mass shooting in New York state by a young man exposed to racial supremacist extremism. At least 10 were killed and three others injured after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at a Buffalo supermarket. Authorities called it a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism because most of the victims were black. Buffalo is the second largest city in the state of New York. 

Perpetrators use automatic rifles, using tactical equipment when attacking. The action was also recorded on video cameras and broadcast live on the Twich platform. "It's like a horror movie, but everything is real," said a police officer quoted by Buffalo News.
Perpetrators shoot coldly at targets or targets that are so exposed. Victims generally do not expect to be the target of an attack. From the video circulating, the perpetrator stopped the vehicle he was driving, got out of the car and then immediately shot at the people he saw. 

He walked into the supermarket and kept shooting. He was also seen changing the magazine of the bullets in his automatic rifle. The New York Times called it the deadliest racist massacre in recent American history. Authorities identified the gunman as 18-year-old Payton S Gendron from Conklin, a small town in New York's South Tier countryside. Gendron drove more than 200 miles to launch his attack. The shooting started in the parking lot. At around 2:30 p.m. that Saturday, after driving for several hours, a heavily armed man appeared outside the Tops supermarket. He wore tactical gear and body armor, with a video camera mounted on his helmet. He carried an assault weapon, with the inscription on the barrel of his rifle scorning black citizens. Then he opened fire. 

According to Buffalo police, three of his victims were killed outside the supermarket. Then he entered the busy shop and continued his rampage, broadcasting the footage online. A retired Buffalo police officer who worked as a security guard opened several shots at the gunman. Authorities said the suspect was hit but was wearing body armor and managed to return fire, killing the security guard. He shot shoppers and employees, according to police, leaving a trail of bodies in the alley. Screenshots of the broadcast circulating online showed the gunman, at one point, holding a gun and standing over the body. 

Shonnell Harris, an operations manager at The Tops, told The Buffalo News he was filling shelves when he heard a loud noise and saw people running to the back of the store.
Harris stumbled several times as he ran for safety, he said, before escaping through the back door. He estimated he heard more than 70 gunshots. He also saw the gunman. "He was wearing army clothes," he told The Buffalo News. Finally, the gunman returned to the front of the shop, where he was confronted by the Buffalo police in the foyer. Police Commissioner Joseph A Gramaglia of the Buffalo Police said the suspect held a gun to his neck. 

Two patrol officers at the scene persuaded the gunman to give up his gun. He started to take off some of his tactical gear as a sign of surrender. The police then arrested him. From the photos circulating, including the photo of the perpetrator and some of his visible tactical equipment, there is the symbol "Black Sun". This logo is commonly used by Neo-Nazi activists in Germany and elsewhere. Also seen is the Ukrainian Azov Regiment logo on his shirt.

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