The police in Orange, Calif., said that “the situation has been stabilized” and that there was no longer a threat to the public.
A shooting at an office building in Orange County, Calif., resulted in multiple fatalities on Wednesday night, the authorities said, marking a pernicious end to a month consumed by a series of high-profile cases of gun violence.
The deadly encounter happened around 5:30 p.m. in Orange, Calif., about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles, according to the police there, who said officers had responded to 202 West Lincoln Ave. after reports of shots fired.
When officers arrived, the shots were still being fired and the police found several victims, said the authorities, who indicated that the situation had resulted in an officer-involved shooting.
“The situation has been stabilized and there is no threat to the public,” the Orange Police Department said on its Facebook page.
This month, two mass shootings — one in Atlanta and the other in Boulder, Colo. — occurred within the span of one week. In Atlanta on March 16, a gunman shot and killed eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, at three spas. On March 22, a man stormed a grocery store in Boulder and killed 10 people.