Orange County shooting: 4 dead, including shooter, 5 hospitalized with gunshot wounds at Cook’s Corner bar in Trabuco Canyon staff

Thursday, August 24, 2023 4:54AM

OC mass shooting: 4 people killed, including gunman, 6 others injured

TRABUCO CANYON, Calif. (KABC) — Four people, including the suspect, are dead after a mass shooting at a bar in Orange County, sheriff’s officials say.

Five people were also hospitalized with gunshot wounds, and a sixth person was hospitalized with a non-gunshot injury, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

An officer-involved shooting occurred but no deputies were injuried, according to the OCSD.

A massive law enforcement presence was responding to Cook’s Corner, a well-known biker bar and grill on Santiago Canyon Road in Trabuco Canyon.

The incident was reported just before 7:30 p.m. according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

One witness indicated law enforcement confronted the shooter after he went outside to his truck, apparently to reload.

“He came in, he went back to reload and bring more guns and the cops found him,” the woman said. “I’m glad I didn’t die. He shot four or six at me and missed.”

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FBI and ATF agents were also responding to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Cook’s Corner is a popular and well-known hangout for motorcycle enthusiasts with a history that dates back more than a century. Andrew Jackson Cook acquired the Orange County property in the late 1800s. It opened as a restaurant in 1926 and then sold alcohol after Prohibition ended.

The Cook family sold the bar in the 1970s.

Prior to the shooting, customers had gathered Wednesday to enjoy the bar’s regular Spaghetti Night Special.

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