Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez
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.
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.
An armed man opened fire on an office 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 scene of the two-story office 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 information 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 office, State Farm Insurance, a financial consulting firm, a legal services firm, and a phone repair shop.
Police found “several victims” at the scene, including a fatally shot child. At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Amat said there was no information on the child’s age, nor any identifying information 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.