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Laguna Woods Church Shooting: Who Is David Chou? A 68-year-old Las Vegas man named David Chou was named Monday as the suspect in the Laguna Woods church shooting that killed one person and injured five others.
According to the local ABC station, he was arrested on one criminal murder charge, and five felonies attempted murder charges.
Chou allegedly entered Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods at a luncheon honoring the church’s former longtime pastor Billy Chang on Sunday.
Who Is David Chou? Laguna Woods Church Shooting Suspect
According to a law enforcement official, David Wenwei Chou, a 68-year-old Las Vegas resident, is accused of shooting at least one firearm at parishioners inside a Laguna Woods church on Sunday, killing one and injuring five others.
According to jail records, Chou is being held at the Orange County Intake Release Center on $1 million bails.
David is due to be arraigned in Central Jail Court on Tuesday, at which time he will be able to enter a plea, though that date may change.
Photos from my mom at the scene of a shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods. @OCSheriff reports that multiple people have been shot, a suspect has been detained, and a weapon has been recovered. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/UfgxfjQEYV
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 15, 2022
According to the official, all of the injured are likely to live. Four of them, ranging in age from 66 to 92, were hit by gunfire and were initially in critical condition. The fifth victim did not sustain any injuries.
The shooting occurred barely one day after a white nationalist mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, murdered ten people.
What Happened At Laguna Woods Church?
According to police officials, one person was killed, and five people were injured in a shooting at a church in Orange County, California.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) reported on Twitter that they had detained one person and seized a weapon that could be implicated.
The victims are all adults, and four of them were badly injured and sent to the hospital, according to the OCSO. According to authorities, the 911 report regarding the gunshot at the Geneva Presbyterian Church came in at 1.26 p.m.
The incident took place in Laguna Woods, roughly 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in an area with a substantial senior population.
Authorities claimed the shooting ended when the church’s congregants overcame the perpetrator and hogtied him with an extension cord until first responders arrived in the act of extraordinary heroism.