California Church Attacker was in for an awakening by Gods people
The California church attacker should have said his prayers before attempting to shoot members of the Laguna church.
California police responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. local time (2039 GMT) at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods. As a result, they arrested an unidentified suspect in his 60s, Orange County Undersheriff Jeff Hallock told a news conference.
Sadly, one person died at the scene. But the church did not go without a fight.
According to reports, the shooter planned the violent attack, packed explosives, and locked the exits with chains. According to authorities’ congregants and a former pastor who were being honored that day subdued the gunman, likely saving dozens of lives.
Sherrif Hallock counted about 30 to 40 people in the congregation. However, it was Pastor Billy Chang who charged at the man to take him down. The attacker shot Chang once and attempted to shoot again. However, the gun jammed, and the shooter attempted to reload his weapon. Due to the lock the Pastor was able to take him down.
According to member Jerry Chen, at that moment the Pastor also hit the intruder over the head.
The California Church attacker
The attacker has been identified as David Wenwei Chou, a 68-year-old resident of Las Vegas, opened fire during a lunch banquet attended by around 30 to 40 people following the morning service.
Governor Gavin Newsom’s office spoke out saying, “No one should have to fear going to their place of worship. Our thoughts are with the victims, community, and all those impacted by this tragic event.”
Victim names have not been released. However, officials said those injured included four Asian men who were 66, 75, 82, and 92 years old, and an 86-year-old Asian woman.
According to investigators 68-year-old had been planning the attack for a while, but they did not specify exactly how long.
This comes one day after the Buffalo mas shooting and killing of 10 people.