Four People Including a Child Killed in Mass Shooting | 22 Words

Orange County police are investigating the deaths of 4 people including a child who were shot dead at an Orange office complex on Wednesday evening.

Here's everything we know.

How is this still happening?

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It's 2021, and we are still living in fear of these devastating mass shootings.

As soon as the news broke, people took to Twitter to express their heartache and dismay.

4 people, including a child, were killed Wednesday evening, and a fifth person was injured in the mass shooting...

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It marks the third mass shooting here in the U.S. in 2 weeks.

Details about the victims and the killer's potential motive are yet to be revealed.

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Lt. Jennifer Amat, a spokeswoman for the Orange Police Department, said they received a call at around 5:30 p.m. of shots fired at 202 W. Lincoln Ave. in Orange. The 2-story office complex contains a number of small businesses.

When officers arrived, they opened fire straight away after the gunman started shooting, Amat said.

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The shooter was listed in critical condition Wednesday night due to a gunshot wound.

She added there is no current threat to the public. A firearm was also recovered at the scene.

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The other wounded person, a woman, is reportedly in a critical condition.

The complex contains an insurance office, a marriage therapist, a speech and language pathologist, a phone repair shop, and a number of property management companies.

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The specific business that was targeted is still yet to be identified.

Witness, Uvaldo Madrigal, was in his office when he heard shooting...

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"They sounded very low, so I didn't think they were gunshots," he said.

When he looked outside, he saw 5 police cars and officers with their guns drawn.

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As they were being escorted out by police, Madrigal saw 2 people on stretchers.

"I don't know what condition they were in," he said. "Nothing like this has ever happened around here."

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Madrigal initially thought the rounds were being fired indoors.

"Normally when you hear gunshots out in the open they're louder," he said.

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"The gunshots just sounded lower, they sounded different."

Eighteen-year-old Nathan Zachary and his father had been cooking dinner when he saw news of the shooting online. The two went outside to see what was going on...

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"I couldn't believe it," Zachary said, describing the area as "a safe, really safe area."

"You think that nothing could be going on during your evening, and all of a sudden, it changes really fast," he said. "So much to be careful of these days."

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Other neighbors crowded the sidewalk, filming the commotion, later posting it online.

Rep. Katie Porter (D-Irvine) wrote on Twitter:

"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."

Stay tuned for the latest updates...