Three people have died and several others have been injured in a mass shooting at a popular biker bar in Trabuco Canyon, Southern California. The alleged gunman, who is also deceased, opened fire at Cook’s Corner on Wednesday evening. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department responded swiftly to the incident, with deputies arriving at the scene just minutes after receiving the report. As dispatchers could hear the sound of gunfire in the background, law enforcement officers engaged with an armed suspect, resulting in a deputy-involved shooting that led to the deaths of four individuals, including the suspect.
Six injured individuals, five with gunshot wounds, were promptly transported to a local trauma center for medical treatment. Among the injured, two were listed as being in critical condition, while the others were considered to be in stable condition. The exact number of people present in the bar at the time of the shooting is unclear, but the Orange County Sheriff’s Department plans to interview around 30 to 40 witnesses in order to gather more information about the incident. The motive behind the shooting remains unknown, although authorities are looking into reports that the suspect may be a retired law enforcement officer. One weapon has been recovered at the scene by law enforcement officials.