Man Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound in Garden Grove Cafe

GARDEN GROVE (CNS) - A 47-year-old man died this afternoon inside a cafe in Garden Grove from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police were sent to Cafe 368 at 10947 Westminster Ave. just after noon and found the victim dead in the business, according to Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney. A gun was recovered at the scene, he said.

An investigation determined the man walked into the cafe and confronted several customers inside. One customer got up and started to walk out the door at which time he was confronted by the man, who pulled a knife and stabbed the customer in the hand, Lt. Richard Burillo said. The victim drove himself to a hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The man then confronted other customers inside the cafe, pulled a gun and started firing at them, but none were hit as they ran from the business, Burillo said.

“The (gunman) walked toward the restroom area of the business and with gun in hand, the (gunman) took his own life by one self-inflicted gunshot,” Burillo said.

The name of the gunman was not released and there was no threat to the public, Burillo said.

Anyone with information about the confrontations or shooting was asked to call detectives at 714-741-5810.

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