Authorities were dispatched to the scene of a shooting at a church in Laguna Woods on Sunday.
The circumstances leading up to the incident were not immediately known, though Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to the scene at Geneva Presbyterian Church the 24000 block of El Toro Road at around 1:25 p.m.
Deputies disclosed that a suspect had been detained at the scene and a weapon recovered.
Six people were struck by gunfire, one of which suffered fatal wounds and died at the scene. Four of the other victims are said to be critically wounded and one suffered minor injuries.
Multiple injuries have been reported and paramedics with Orange County Fire Authority were working to treat victims at the scene and transport those who required further care.
Special agents with the Los Angeles branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were said to be en route to assist with the investigation.
As a result, authorities urged the public to avoid the area as El Toro Road was closed between Calle Sonora and Canyon Wren as the investigation continued.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.