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The fatal shooting in Orange was not "random": the attacker had personal or business ties to the victims

2021-04-01T18:05:25.048Z

Four people died in the incident, including a 9-year-old boy who died in his mother's arms. The alleged murderer has been identified as Aminadab Gaxiola González, 44 years old.



The Orange Police Department, California, assured this Thursday at a press conference that the shooting that occurred the night before in an office building was

"directed" and not "at random

.

"

The suspect, identified as Aminadab Gaxiola González, 44, had "business and personal" ties to the victims, according to investigators. 

Among the four deceased there is a nine-year-old boy, who died in his mother's arms.

The alleged murderer closed the doors of the building where the deadly attack occurred with cable locks used for bicycles, according to police;

He was also wearing pepper spray and handcuffs.

Following the incident, Gaxiola was taken to a local hospital with injuries the origin of which has not been explained by the police.

There is also another person admitted as a result of the shots.

Both are in critical condition, according to Lt. Jennifer Amat.  

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Police

responded to reports of shooting on West Lincoln Avenue

around 5:30 p.m. (local time).

"The officers arrived while the shots were taking place and located several victims at the scene, including the fatalities," the police said on the social network Facebook.

Authorities recovered a firearm at the scene.

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There

are a dozen businesses in

the building where the shooting occurred

, including an insurance office, marriage therapist, speech and language therapist, a phone repair business, and several property management companies.

California Governor Gavin Newsom called the events

"horrible and heartbreaking"

and added in a statement: "Our hearts go out to the families affected by this terrible tragedy."

Police said that in the city of Orange, located southeast of Los Angeles,

a situation not happened "since 1997"

.

Then a person who had been fired from the state Department of Transportation for robbery killed four workers and injured others before the police killed him.

The shooting on Wednesday is the

third situation of its kind to shock the country in recent weeks

.

Last week, ten people were killed in a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, after a man opened fire.

And last week, eight people, mostly Asian women, died after being shot by a suspect at three massage centers in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. 

Source: telemundo

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