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Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, 44, has been identified as the shooter that killed four people and injured a fifth at an office complex in California, according to Fox News.
Gonzalez allegedly knew his victims one of which was a 9-year-old boy.
Local Police alleged that his motive could have involved personal or business relationships and stated that the shooting was “not a random act of violence.”
Gonzalez was wounded as officers responded to the scene.
#BREAKING: Police say suspect Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez was captured on surveillance video inside Unified Homes office building in #Orange where he's accused of killing 4 people including a 9-year-old boy. https://t.co/ij6DNzetrU
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) April 1, 2021
If Gonzalez is convicted he could face the death penalty.
In 2015 Gonzalez was charged in Orange County with cruelty to a child among other charges.
“We know during the pandemic that child abuse and elder abuse were underreported significantly because individuals in those frameworks were staying at home,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said.
“In this case, we have a child who is deceased, and I want to know, and I want to take into consideration, whether there were any issues of child abuse in the past because that may or may not be relevant to the particular case.”
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He was caught on security video wearing a bandana over his face and carrying a semiautomatic handgun and a backpack that contained pepper spray, handcuffs and ammunition.
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The target was Unified Homes, a mobile home brokerage business, and victims were found inside offices on the building’s second floor and on an outdoor landing.
If convicted, Gonzalez would be eligible for the death penalty, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer told reporters on Thursday.