Orange County Shooting Video Shows Alleged Suspect Captured by Police

Social media footage shows emergency services arriving at an office block in the Californian city of Orange and taking a male suspect away after a shooting on Wednesday night killed four people, including a child.

The shooter was wounded after being shot by officers and is in critical condition in hospital, police said. Another victim, a woman, was also taken to hospital in critical condition.

The bloodshed in Orange, about 30 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, was the sixth mass killing in the United States in March, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Few details were made immediately available regarding the shooting, including a potential motive. Lt. Jennifer Amat told MSNBC that a gun had been recovered from the scene but offered no further details about the weapon.

A Facebook live video, filmed by a local, shows the alleged suspect being dragged out of the building by officers on the floor and lying motionless. The person filming the video says "that's the gunman, by the way," as an unidentified person is placed in an ambulance. The shooter is in critical condition in hospital, according to ABC7.

Moe Reyes was live with Rudy Ohrt.

A helicopter can be heard in the background as more than 15 other police cars and emergency services arrived on the scene.

Lt. Jennifer Amat, a spokeswoman for the Orange Police Department, said officers received a call about 5:30 p.m. of shots fired and responded to a business at 202 W. Lincoln Ave. in Orange.

Amat said that police found three adults and one child were found shot dead, and two other were wounded by bullets, including the shooter.

Police say that the situation is now stable at the two-story office block, that opens onto an inner courtyard that houses several businesses.

California Governor Gavin Newsom called the shooting "horrifying and heartbreaking" in a Twitter post.

"Our hearts are with the families impacted by this terrible tragedy tonight," he added.

The shooting comes within two weeks of attacks at three Atlanta spas that killed eight people, including six Asian women and at a Boulder supermarket in Colorado that killed 10.

Police said there will be a news conference at 10 a.m. California time on Thursday to provide an update on Wednesday's event.

Newsweek has contacted a witness and the Orange Police Department for further comment on the incident.

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Police officers and agents stand outside an office building were multiple people were killed in a shooting in Orange, California on March 31, 2021 Getty Images