Gunman Rampage Claims 4 Lives At Biker Bar in Southern California

At least three people were murdered, and six others were injured in a shooting at a popular biker bar in Southern California’s Orange County on Wednesday evening. The gunman has also been killed.

Undersheriff Jeff Hallock was slain by “multiple” deputies who engaged him minutes after they arrived. At least one weapon was recovered. The gunman and the three fatally shot individuals were pronounced dead at the scene.

Fennessy stated that five of the six people hospitalized had gunshot wounds, two in serious condition, and the others in stable condition. No deputies were injured. The incident happened around 7 p.m. on Thursday, 24 August, in the iconic Cook’s Corner tavern in Trabuco Canyon.

The circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately clear. The event may have begun as a domestic dispute between a retired law enforcement officer and his wife. Dispatchers could hear gunfire in the background when deputies arrived at the site.

Gunman Rampage Claims 4 Lives At Biker Bar in Southern California

Michele Gile of CBS Los Angeles met with a man who said he lost a friend who was shot in the back as the two tried to leave. He claimed his companion had tripped but later discovered the guy had been slain.

He claimed to have trapped himself in the kitchen with a man he identified as a cook who had been shot in the arm. They waited until it was safe to come out, and the man armed himself with a frying pan.

The man told Gile about a woman who had escaped the gunman; the woman who worked at the pub pleaded with the gunman, Please don’t shoot me, I’m 5 months pregnant. She allegedly told the gunman to get out of there, and she did.

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley expressed her sadness on X, the site formerly known as Twitter, saying, “Heartbroken to hear of another senseless mass shooting, this time in our own backyard.”

According to the website, Cook’s Corner is “considered one of the most famous biker bars & restaurants in Southern California.”

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The pub offered a spaghetti night special between 4 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, 24 August. Deputies thought 30-40 people were inside when the gunman began shooting. Operations Manager for Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Cook’s Corner in Los Angeles is a “legendary landmark.”

The general public may get the wrong impression that this is a rough and tumble place with a lot of hard drinking and hard partying, and decent people don’t go there, Koro remarked. It really couldn’t be further from the truth. Trabuco Canyon is located around 55 miles south of Los Angeles.

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