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Deadly Shooting At Texas Mall Leaves 8 Dead, 7 Injured

May 9, 2023 | By Kali Girl

Tragedy struck an outlet mall in Allen, Texas on Saturday as a gunman unleashed a wave of terror, leaving at least eight dead and seven others injured, reports CNN. The victims, spanning from ages 5 to 61, were caught in the crosshairs of the senseless massacre.

According to local officials, an officer who happened to be on-site for an unrelated call sprang into action as soon as he heard the first shots ring out.

The shooter, identified as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia, who was temporarily residing in the Dallas area, was dressed in tactical gear.  Sources close to the investigation reveal that Garcia previously worked as a security guard and received training in firearms usage during that time.

Garcia was armed with an AR-15 style rifle, as well as at least one other weapon, during his rampage. Police discovered multiple weapons inside his vehicle, as well. The motive behind the attack remains unclear as authorities continue to investigate this heinous crime.

The shooter, who was killed by police outside the mall, has been identified as a 33-year-old man, a senior law enforcement source tells CNN.

A potential right-wing extremist motive is being investigated. Garcia was found with an insignia on his clothing bearing the acronym “RWDS,” a known symbol associated with right-wing death squads, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

The shooter’s extensive social media presence revealed a history of posts related to neo-Nazism and white supremacy. In a recent post, the account even shared a screenshot from Google Maps displaying peak hours of activity at the mall, weeks before the incident.

The shooting, which resulted in the death of the perpetrator, ended in a confrontation with police outside the mall.

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