For the second day in a row, two shootings took place in the United States, killing three people and injuring eight others.
The first incident occurred at a church in Laguna Woods, California, where one person was killed and five were injured in the shooting. The assailant was arrested in the incident that took place on Sunday afternoon, according to the news agency AP.
At about 1:30 a.m. local time, an unidentified man in his 60s was arrested from the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Orange County Undershire Jeff Hellock told a news conference. He also praised the bravery of the church staff who overcame the attack and saved many lives.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kerry Brann said 30 to 40 people were in the church at the time of the attack, most of them from Taiwan, but an investigation was under way into whether the attack was motivated by hatred or something else.
The second shooting occurred in the state of Texas. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, several people were shot dead at a market, two of whom died on the spot.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the shooting was the result of bitter rhetoric between the two groups, in which two people were killed on the spot and three were taken to hospital for medical treatment.
It may be recalled that on May 14, an 18-year-old assailant shot dead 10 people in a shopping mall in New York. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a Buffalo supermarket, injuring three people. Police have described the incident as racist.