1 killed in 'intentional' explosion at CA medical facility

1 killed 2 injured in Aliso Viejo gas leak explosion

One person was killed and at least three others were injured in an explosion at a medical building in Aliso Viejo, authorities said.

Investigators believe the Tuesday blast, which happened in Orange County, may have come from a package, according to the Associated Press.

Mary McWilliams told the Orange County Register that she arrived for an appointment to find smoke surrounding the area and vehicle alarms going off.

Orange County Sheriff's Cmdr.

Authorities said they are not actively seeking a suspect. Pacific time of a possible explosion at a two-story building in Aliso Viejo, California.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department stated in response to news reports: "Despite media reports quoting unnamed sources, we have not confirmed that the explosion is intentional, nor have we conclusively identified the source of the explosion".

Although the cause of the blast was still unknown, Bommarito told reporters around 3:30 p.m. that there was "no immediate hazard" to the community.

Initial reports of the explosion claimed a vehicle crashed into the building around 1 p.m. and that the explosion was not considered suspicious.

Bomb technicians from the Orange County Sheriff's Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies were investigating, said Paul Delacourt, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's field office in Los Angeles.

"Take care of my mother, take care of my mother!" shouted one woman as she fled, according to NBC4. A woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and three others were injured, OCFA said.

Authorities did not actually enter the building until later in the afternoon, with a bomb squad sifting through the wreckage inside the structure.

Children at a daycare located across the street were not injured, Fennessey said.

A woman who was on her way to an appointment in the area told CBS2 she arrived just after the blast occurred, and she saw fire on the roof of the building. The cause of the blast was being investigated.

Little children holding hands and others being pushed in rolling cribs were led by firefighters to a Target parking lot to be united with parents.

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