California church shooter identified as 68-year-old Asian male

Laguna Woods Church Shooting Leaves 1 Dead & 5 Injured at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Orange County California
Laguna Woods Church Shooting Leaves 1 Dead & 5 Injured at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Orange County California

California Asian church reception saw a dreading attack by a man in his 60’s this morning. According to the police reports, the man went on a spree to kill one person and injure 5. According to the locals, The California Asian church was popular among Asians. 

On Sunday, an attacker opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern Asian California church, killing one person and injuring five other senior citizens. The attacker was stopped by parishioners while trying to kill others.

Latest Update: The attacker is identified as Taiwanese Immigrant David Chou 

Who is the California church shooter

California church shooter
California church shooter

According to the police reports, the suspect is an Asian male in his early 60s. Undersheriff Jeff Hallock said he was carrying two guns at rage inside the church. While investigators believe that the attacker was from outside the community, many blame racism for this attack.

The motive behind the attack is not yet clear. But the parishioners who captured him claim the attacker to be of Taiwanese or Chinese descent.

Many people are linking the California Church shooter with Buffalo Mass Shooter Payton Gendron. However, there are no visible links as per the sheriff’s reports.

Officials said that between 30 and 40 members of the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church were gathered for lunch after a morning church service at Geneva when gunfire flared shortly before 1:30 p.m. When deputies arrived, parishioners had come, the accused gunman hog-tied and in custody.

“That group of churchgoers displayed what we believe is exceptional heroism and bravery in intervening to stop the suspect. They undoubtedly prevented additional injuries and fatalities,” Hallock said, applauding the quick decision of parishioners. “I think it’s safe to say that it could have been much worse had people not intervened.”


Who are Victims of California Church Shooting

According to the sheriff’s report, the wounded victims were four Asian men, 66, 75, 82, and 92 years old, and an 86-year-old Asian woman. The details about the one who was not able to survive the shooting are not yet made public.

California Church Shooter is believed to be protesting against the afternoon lunch reception honoring a former pastor of the Taiwanese congregation. Presbytery of Los Ranchos, a church administrative body, release the following statement on California Church Shooter –

The Presbytery of Los Ranchos is deeply saddened by a fatal shooting that occurred at a lunch reception honoring a former pastor of the Taiwanese congregation that nests at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods. Initial reports indicate that one person was killed, and several others were severely injured. Please keep the leadership of the Taiwanese congregation and Geneva in your prayers as they care for those traumatized by this shooting. In your mercy, O Lord, we pray.

The California church shooter’s name is not yet revealed because of the sensitivity of the issue. We’re waiting for an update from Sheriff’s office. We will update the name of the California church shooter as soon as we receive any updates.

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