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Four dead in a shooting at California office complex, 3rd mass shooting in US in 14-days

By Saima Siddiqui 
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California: At least four people, including a child, were killed, while one person has reportedly been injured in a shooting incident on Wednesday evening at a business complex in the city of Orange in California, making this the third mass shooting in the United States in past two weeks.

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As per reports, the suspected shooter has been hospitalised after he was injured in a gunfight with the police.

A spokeswoman for the Orange Police Department said officers received a call about shots being fired at 202 W. Lincoln Avenue in Orange. The two-storey office complex contains a number of small businesses.

An officer was involved in the shooting, but “the situation has been stabilised and there is no threat to the public,” police said in a statement, reported a news channel.

Calling the events “horrifying and heartbreaking,” Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement that “our hearts are with the families impacted by this terrible tragedy tonight”.

“I’m deeply saddened by reports of a mass shooting in Orange County, and I’m continuing to keep victims and their loved ones in my thoughts as we continue to learn more. My team and I will continue to monitor the situation closely,” Representative Katie Porter tweeted.

The incident comes days after eight people, six of them of Asian descent, were killed in a series of shootings at Atlanta-area. while, six days later, a man opened fire in a supermarket in Boulder, killing 10 people in the shooting spree.

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