1 killed, 5 injured at Laguna Woods church; churchgoers hogtie gunman

Gunman kills 1 and wounds 5 at Taiwanese luncheon in Laguna Woods church, then is tackled by churchgoers who hogtie his legs with extension cords, officials say.

Undersheriff Jeff Hallock said the crowd took two handguns from him.

“We believe those churchgoers exhibited exceptional bravery and heroism,” Hallock said.

Hallock described the man as Asian, in his 60s, and not local. Unknown church connection.

At 1:26 p.m., dispatchers received a call about a shooting inside Geneva Presbyterian Church. 24301 El Toro Road houses the church.

The Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church was hosting a banquet when the shooting occurred.

Officials say one man died inside the church. Adults with critical injuries were rushed to hospitals. Sixth person injured.

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