Texas Mall Massacre Gunman Kills 8, Wounds 7 People, witnesses Describe Horror of Firing

On Saturday(06/05/2023), Texas Mall Massacre Gunman Kills 8, Wounds 7 People, the Texas Department of Public Safety identified 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia as the gunman who opened fire at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas on Saturday, killing eight people and injuring several others.

A senior source familiar with the inquiry has said that while authorities are still looking to expand the scope of an investigation, they are reluctant to say much.

Still, they have found evidence of the shooter’s extensive use of social media, including possible links to right-wing extremism. While investigators are trying to piece together what happened, an American community is shocked over another similar incident in a safe public place.

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Earlier this week, a shooter opened fire at an Atlanta hospital, killing one woman and wounding four others. And it was a similar attack at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killed 19 students and two teachers.

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An officer from the Allen Police Department, who was at the mall for some other reason, fatally shot the gunman on Saturday. According to their investigation, the shooter acted alone.

Geoffrey Keaton and his daughter were having lunch at Fatburger in the mall on Saturday when they heard gunshots in the direction of the mall. Keaton.

“The swift response of the Allen Police Department and other law enforcement agencies”

Claimed he saw people lying on the sidewalk as they were driven along a corridor and then out.

He told the media it was a horrific experience on Sunday night. Very quickly. Nothing like that ever happens or is expected because “who prepares for that?” In other words, “You don’t expect to go to the mall and lose your life,” Keaton added.

The Gun Violence Archive reports 202 mass shootings occurred in the United States during the first five months of this year. The charity considers a shooting in which four or more persons (including the shooter) are killed to be a mass shooting.

His family named Christian LaCour as one of the victims of Saturday’s massacre.“Christian was a sweet, caring young man loved greatly by our family,” his older sister Brianna Smith told media.

Christian Lacour, Victim of Mall Shooting

Jonathan Boyd says, chief of the Allen Fire Department, at least nine people were sent to hospitals with life-threatening injuries, and two did not survive.

Three of the patients were listed in critical condition, and one was in fair condition at a local hospital as of Sunday afternoon, according to Allen police. The state of one patient flown to a Level I trauma facility was described as “fair,” according to the police. The police reported that the ninth victim was treated at a local hospital and was in fair condition after being transported to a children’s hospital.

 The Allen Mall shooting victims during treatment. 

Authorities are investigating whether the gunman was motivated by right-wing extremism, a senior law enforcement source familiar with the investigation tells the media.

While authorities have not determined a specific motive, the source said the deceased suspect was found with a symbol on his clothing that read “RWDS,” which authorities believe may stand for “Right Wing Death Squad.”

Some members of extremist groups have been seen in public in recent years with patches bearing the letters “RWDS,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. This organization monitors and reports on extremism.

Does RWDS only promote hatred and violence?

A photo obtained by media shows what appears to be the gunman lying on the ground after being shot, with an AR-15-style firearm nearby. He is clad in black body armor and has several extra magazines in his chest gear.

In addition to the AR-15-style weapon found near him, the senior law enforcement source said that Garcia had at least one other weapon on him when he was fatally shot in front of the mall. Police also found multiple weapons in his car.

The suspect had been dismissed from the army after three months.

The claims of police sources briefed on the inquiry, the suspect served in the U.S. Army in 2008 before being “removed due to mental health concerns.

A report to the sources, the investigation into the shooter has uncovered hundreds of postings and images on social media accounts linked to the suspect, including writings with racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist rhetoric, such as neo-Nazi material and material espousing the supremacy of the white race.

In the data collected thus far, none of the subject’s posts have been liked or shared by other users, and no comments have been made publicly. As reported, the suspect’s account had no friends or associates the general public might see.

Depending on the sources, the guy opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle and had no criminal record. According to the sources, the shooter wore a bulletproof vest and had access to many weapons and ammo.

The law enforcement officials claimed that Garcia was living in temporary housing. According to the Dallas Morning News, the suspect was a guest at a Dallas-area extended-stay motel.

The phone call no parent ever wants to receive came when Steven Spainhauer’s son, Alan, worked at Premium Outlets.“She told me, ‘Dad, there’s a shooting at work … I’m pulling people into the break room and we’re going to lock the door,'” Spainhauer told media on Sunday.

The man, a former police officer and military member, arrived at the scene and “began counting the bodies on the ground… one, two, three, five, six, seven bodies.”

Spainhauer claimed to have witnessed destruction beyond anything he had seen in his entire time in the military.

Spainhouer told News station KTVT, “I never imagined in a hundred years I would be thrust into the position of being the first responder on the site to care for people.”

This is another video tweet showing the events of the mass shooting.

“The first girl I approached … when I checked her pulse, her face was not visible and she turned her head to one side. During the attack, Kimberly Blakey and her daughter, who was 14 then, Were among the crowd trying to leave the parking lot.

Texas Mall Massacre Gunman Kills 8 People
Texas Mall Massacre Gunman Kills 8 People

Bullets were fired again and again. She described it as “nonstop.” Blakey was so eager to escape that she turned to fire before yelling for her daughter to return. She explained that as they headed toward the exit, they got stuck in a jam of automobiles, all trying to make the same turn.

After-fire outside shot of merchandise:

She then felt bullets strike her car twice.

“I told my daughter to get down,” Blakey proclaimed. Then I heard her reciting her prayers.

The two successfully left the parking lot and returned when they reached their residence.

Blakey explained, “We were on a mission to get out of there.”

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