Churchgoers hog-tie gunman after shooting in California kills one

A gunman opened fire in a Southern California church during a lunch banquet on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five, before churchgoers detained the suspect and hog-tied his legs with an electrical cord, authorities said.

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5/16/2022 11:00:00 AM

A gunman opened fire at Gen eva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Southern California, during a lunch banquet, killing one person and wounding five, before churchgoers detained the suspect and hog-tied his legs with an electrical cord

A gunman opened fire in a Southern California church during a lunch banquet on Sunday, killing one person and wounding five, before churchgoers detained the suspect and hog-tied his legs with an electrical cord, authorities said.

"That group of churchgoers displayed ... exceptional heroism and bravery in intervening to stop the suspect. They undoubtedly prevented additional injuries and fatalities," he said.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegister

One person died at the scene while four other victims were critically wounded. Another person suffered minor injuries, he said. All of the injured were taken to hospitals.1/7The Geneva Presbyterian Church is pictured after a deadly shooting, in Laguna Woods, California, U.S. May 15, 2022. REUTERS/David Swanson

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