A Las Vegas resident was identified as the suspect in Sunday’s shooting at a church outside Los Angeles that left one dead and five wounded, authorities said Monday.
David Chou, 68, is under arrest for one felony count of murder and five felony counts of attempted murder, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.
Before shooting, the man blocked church exits to prevent people from escaping, Los Angeles Times reported.
Authorities said the same parishioners managed to capture and subdue the man, who was carrying two guns.
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Authorities are still investigating Chou’s motive for the shooting.
The shooting occurred Sunday afternoon at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, a city southeast of Los Angeles that is home to an immigrant community from Taiwan.
Authorities have not yet identified the victims, but the deceased is a man and the injured are an 86-year-old woman and four men aged 92, 82, 75 and 66. All are of Asian descent.
Chou resides in Las Vegas, and investigators are trying to establish whether he traveled from that city to shoot at the people gathered at the church.
Las Vegas is more than 270 miles (435 kilometers) north of Laguna Woods.
Police are also investigating whether Chou has a connection to the church or the congregation.
Authorities set a $1 million bail for Chou.