Shooting at California office building kills four, including child

Shooting at California office building kills four, including child

At least four people, including a child, have been shot and killed, and one person injured following an exchange of fire at an office building in the USA state of California, police said.

Officials with the Orange Police Department told the Los Angeles Times that officers were fired on and returned fire, hitting the suspect whose name has not yet been revealed.

Police found "multiple victims" at an office complex in Orange, California, after responding to a call of shots fired Wednesday night.

Signs outside indicated a handful of businesses were located there, including an insurance agent and a counselling service.

Few other details of the shooting were made available although local reports said two people were wounded by gunfire.

It happened at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at a two-story office building in Orange, south of Los Angeles. The shooting killed several people, including a child, and injured another person before police shot the suspect, police said. He said, "Our hearts are with the families impacted by this bad tragedy tonight".

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"Our hearts are with the families impacted by this awful tragedy tonight", he wrote.

California Rep. Katie Porter said she and her team are monitoring the situation. Six days later, a man opened fire in a supermarket in Boulder, Colo., killing 10.

Amat had no information about what may have prompted the attack.

The shooting came a little more than two weeks after eight people were shot to death by a gunman who went on a rampage at three Atlanta-area day spas on 16 March.

The city of Orange is about 48.28km southeast of Los Angeles and home to about 140,000 people.

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