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At least 3 killed, several wounded during shooting at Trabuco Canyon biker bar

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In a shocking and unfortunate event, a biker bar in south Orange County became the scene of violence, resulting in four fatalities, including the shooter, and leaving several wounded. So, At least 3 killed, several wounded during shooting at Trabuco Canyon biker bar.

The incident occurred Around 7 p.m. shots were fired at the popular Cook’s Corner bar located on Santiago Canyon Road in Trabuco Canyon. Disturbingly, the shooter has been identified as a former law enforcement officer who targeted his wife amidst a divorce dispute. This dispute escalated to a point where witnesses reported seeing the shooter firing multiple times at his spouse.

While details are still emerging, authorities reported that the former officer was confronted by deputies shortly after his violent spree. This confrontation led to an officer involved shooting, ending in the shooter’s death.

Immediate aftermath of the incident saw six individuals being rushed to nearby hospitals for medical attention. Two of them are currently in critical condition.

Sgt. Frank Gonzales, a spokesman for OCSD, stated that the shot was reported at 7:04 p.m. He said that two minutes after deputies arrived, they located the shooter. According to the sheriff’s office, there was an officer-involved shooting during the incident. NBC4 was told by a law enforcement source that the shooter was slain by deputies.

A witness was able to record portions of the incident, which showed the tumultuous scenario developing at the biker pub.

Another person spoke of how horrifying it was to watch such a horrible event while noting how uncommon such occurrences were in the neighborhood.

Local lawmakers have expressed their deep condolences and highlighted the unusual nature of such violent occurrences in Orange County. In fact, this tragedy is now labeled as Orange County’s deadliest shooting since an incident that took place in 2021. It is an unfortunate reminder of previous mass shootings that the region has experienced.

Further information is sought while investigations go on and the neighborhood struggles to cope with this unexpected and devastating tragedy.

The occurrence raises concerns about the underlying problems that may have contributed to such a dramatic outbreak in addition to serving as a reminder to locals of the frailty of life.

Officials from Orange County ask locals to aid with the inquiry by sharing any information they may have and to be there for one another during this difficult time.

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