That's the horror part. Now for the mirth part:
Police were called to the church at 9:40 a.m. in response to a shooting, Garden Grove Police Lt. Dennis Ellsworth said. The incident is being investigated as a suicide. The man was not immediately identified, but police said he was a white male in his 40s last known to have lived in Whittier.
The man walked into the sanctuary area of the church and handed over a handwritten note. He then walked to the front of the pews, knelt in front of the cross and removed a semiautomatic handgun from a backpack. He put the weapon to his head and pulled the trigger.
The Gods of Irony have spoken.
Yvette Manson, a volunteer usher, said she was talking to the tourists when she heard a shot that she likened to a firecracker. "I had just been telling them about the suicide prevention ministry we have."