The actions of the parishioners during the incident were described as displaying “exceptional gallantry and bravery” by the authorities.
On Sunday, a pastor from the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, who was visiting his former congregation, was said to have assisted in subduing a shooter by striking him with a chair. This information was brought to our attention by witnesses.
According to Jerry Chen, a member of the Geneva Presbyterian Church who is 72 years old and told the Los Angeles Times, “I heard the gun sounds.” “Another two or three shots were fired after that. He was completely out of the blue in his assertion.”
People who attend church in the Orange County community were having lunch and taking photographs with Billy Chang before 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Billy Chang is a former pastor who moved to Taiwan two years previously.
Chen stated that everybody had just finished their lunches at that moment. They were putting on a show for the photographer while they were with the pastor. I had just finished my lunch when I went into the kitchen to find something else to eat.”