Mass Shooting at Cook’s Corner Biker Bar Leaves Three Dead and Six Injured

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At least three people were killed and six others were injured in a mass shooting at Cook’s Corner, a historic biker bar in Trabuco Canyon, Orange County, California. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening. According to Orange County Sheriff’s Department Undersheriff Jeff Hallock, multiple deputies confronted and killed the gunman shortly after their arrival.

Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy stated that five of the six hospitalized victims had gunshot wounds, with two in critical condition and the others in stable condition. No deputies were injured during the incident. The circumstances leading up to the shooting are still under investigation, but reports are suggesting it may have started as a domestic incident involving a retired law enforcement officer and his wife.

A witness at the scene recounted how he lost a friend who was shot in the back while trying to flee. He also mentioned barricading himself in the kitchen with a cook who had been shot in the arm. The witness armed himself with a frying pan until it was safe to come out. Another woman, who worked at the bar and was five months pregnant, was reportedly allowed to escape by the gunman after pleading for her life.

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley expressed her heartbreak over the senseless mass shooting, emphasizing that it occurred in their own backyard. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and authorities are working to gather more information about the motive behind the shooting.

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