United States: 4 killed in shooting incident at an office complex in California

A shooting at a Southern California office building on Wednesday has left four people dead, including a child, and a woman critically injured as cops wounded and arrested the suspect.

Orange Police Department arrived at the small two-story building that houses a number of small businesses to live gunfire at around 5.30pm.

At least one cop fired at the suspect who has been wounded and taken to hospital and a firearm was recovered from the scene, police said. A woman was also shot and injured in the massacre and both she and the gunman are in critical condition.

Lt. Jennifer Amat, a spokeswoman for the Orange Police Department, said the shooting spree took place upstairs and downstairs inside the complex before moving to an outside courtyard.

Police have not released the motive for the attack or the office affected but unconfirmed reports on Twitter and a local Facebook group suggest it broke out at a family therapist office where a husband killed his wife and child along with two other victims.

It is the third mass shooting in the United States in two weeks after a shooting at Atlanta spas killed eight people, including six Asian women, and 10 people were killed at a Boulder, Colorado grocery store.

The attack is also the city’s deadliest shooting since the 1997 Caltrans attack which also left four people dead when a disgruntled employee gunned down his colleagues.