LAGUNA WOODS, Calif.—Taiwanese churchgoers tackled and hogtied a gunman at an Orange County church on May 15, cutting short a shooting rampage that killed one and injured five.
One deceased victim, four critically wounded victims, and another with minor injuries were found. All victims are adults and have been sent to three area hospitals.
Police said they detained an Asian male suspect in his 60s quickly at the scene and recovered two handguns that were believed to have been used in the shooting.
About 35 to 40 people witnessed the shooting at the church and are being interviewed by police.
The shooting occurred as the Taiwanese group was having lunch after a church service.
After a group of parishioners took down the gunman, they reportedly tied his legs with an extension cord and took his weapons.
“If people had not intervened, it would’ve been worse,” said OCSD Undersheriff Jeff Hallock.
The motive of the shooting remains under investigation. It’s unclear if he was part of the congregation.