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Gunman who killed 4 people, including a child in a mass shooting at the Orange County shopping complex in California, identified as Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez

Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez

Orange – A gunman killed 4 people, including a 9-year-old on Wednesday night, in a mass shooting at a shopping complex in Orange, California.

Police responded to reports of gunfire Wednesday night around 5:30 p.m. at the 200 block of West Lincoln Avenue.

The suspect was taken into custody on Wednesday evening after police hired the gunman and a “shootout involving a police officer” occurred, but he was not publicly identified until Thursday.

Police located “several victims”, including a 9-year-old who in his mother’s arms.

The motive is still unclear, but the shooter knew the victims and used a bicycle lock to secure the compound door before starting to shoot the windows.

The gunman, Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, 44, who was injured, was taken into custody and taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition, police said.

For some reason, the media didn’t mention the mass shooter’s race in any of their headlines.

KTLA reported:

An armed man opened fire on an building in the city of Orange on Wednesday, killing four people and injuring a fifth. The shooter was also injured, officials said.

A child was among those found killed when officers responded to a report of gunfire at 202 W. Lincoln Ave. around 5:30 p.m., said Lt. Jennifer Amat of the Orange Police Department.

The shooting was still active when officers arrived at the of the two-story building, Amat said, adding that at least one officer opened fire on the shooter. But Amat later said officials were still working to determine whether the suspect was shot by police or suffered a self-inflicted injury.

Amat had no on what could have caused the attack. She said the shooting took place on both levels of the building. The multi-tenant building is home to various businesses such as a mental health consulting services , State Farm Insurance, a financial consulting firm, a legal services firm, and a phone repair shop.

Police found “several victims” at the , including a fatally shot child. At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Amat said there was no on the child’s age, nor any identifying on the others killed.

“The preliminary reason would be linked to a commercial and personal relationship that existed between the suspect and all the victims,” ​​Orange police spokesman Lt. Jennifer Amat told a press conference on Thursday.

“It was not a random act of violence,” she said.

Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez identified as suspect in mass shooting in Orange County

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