Temecula shooting yet to get cracked down

April 8th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by GD  

Shooting at a Korean Christian retreat center in California kills one and injures four others. According to the police, the gunman was supposed to be one of the injured persons in the campground in Temecula, situated at 85 miles south of Los Angles. Two of the victims are critically wounded and the motive of the shooting is yet to be established.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Mario Lopez said that the police authorities were called from the rural area at about seven in the morning and were reported that a man has shot his wife. The name and age of the shooter is yet to be revealed and the identities of the victims are so far withheld, as the authorities are in the process of notifying the relatives.

Although the officers started questioning several witnesses but most of them spoke Korean thereby hindering the investigation procedure significantly.

The Korean-Christian retreat, where the shooting occurred, happened to be one of four U.S. branches of the Kkottongnae Brothers and Sisters of Jesus (a Roman Catholic organization). It is dedicated to serve the poor and homeless. It was founded in the city of Cheongju, South Korea, by Father Oh Woong Jin in 1976.

Police officials have evacuated the campground and have blocked all the roads leading to campground. As a result, people could not reach campground to ensure the safety of their relatives staying there. Chang Kim of Los Angeles stood at the scene, saying his 88-year-old mother stays up the road that was blocked off by the deputies.

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