'Child among four dead' in shooting at office building in Orange, California

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A child was among four people killed Wednesday in a shooting at a Southern California office building that left a fifth victim and the gunman critically wounded, police said.

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 Avenue in Orange.

An officer-involved shooting occurred and a suspect was transported to the hospital, Amat said. The suspect's condition was not known.

She says the victims also included one person who was wounded.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted his condolences following early reports of the shooting.

"Horrifying and heartbreaking. Our hearts are with the families impacted by this awful tragedy tonight", California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a tweet.

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'The situation has been stabilized and there is no threat to the public'.

Congresswoman Katie Porter said on Twitter that she was "deeply saddened" by reports of the mass shooting.

A Facebook livestream, posted by a resident who lives near the office building, showed officers carrying a motionless person out and providing aid to someone else, the Orange County Register reported.

Details of the incident were scarce Wednesday evening, but Amat said that multiple people suffered gunshot wounds and that some of them were dead.

The US was rocked by two other mass shootings in March. A week before that six Asian women were among eight people killed in three Atlanta-area spas.

Orange is a city south of Los Angeles with a population hovering around 140,000.

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