Texas Mall Shooter Was Armed with a Handgun and a Rifle

MacKenzie Bates (L), 17, of Allen, Texas, embraces her mother Rochelle where flowers were
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NBC News reports that “senior law enforcement officials” indicate the suspect who opened fire at an Allen, Texas, outlet mall was armed with a handgun and a rifle.

They identified the suspect as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia.

ABC 30 noted that “numerous other weapons” were found in Garcia’s car.

Breitbart News reported that Garcia lived in a house in northeast Dallas with his parents, and the Dallas Morning News observed he was staying at a Budget Suites hotel at 8150 N Stemmons Freeway leading up to the attack.

Fox News observed that when the FBI descended on the home Garcia shared with his parent, the parents “requested a translator.”

Breitbart News reported that eight people were killed and numerous others injured when the suspect opened fire at the outlet mall around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The attack was stopped by a police officer who was at the mall on an unrelated call. The officer shot and killed Garcia.

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