Four People Dead in Orange County, California, Shooting

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AWR HAWKINS

Four people were killed when a gunman opened fire Wednesday around 5:45 p.m. in Orange County, California.

The Washington Times reports that one of the four deceased individuals “was a child.”

The incident occurred in a business park, and the suspected gunman opened fire on police when they responded to calls about the shooting.

The suspect was injured in the exchange of gunfire that followed.

ABC 7 notes that a neighbor near the business park said, “I was just in my room hanging out. All of a sudden, I heard five to seven gunshots go off.”

The neighbor added, “And then I waited a couple minutes and the police came. And I heard a few more gunshots go off. It was a lot, quickly. Then the helicopter showed up and it was silent after that.”

California has universal background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, firearm registration requirements, a ten-day waiting period on gun purchases, a red flag law, a limit in the number of guns a law-abiding citizen can buy in a given month, a ban on campus carry for self-defense, a ban on K-12 teachers being armed for classroom defense, and controls on the sale of ammunition.