HOLR is breaking down the latest news involving the Texas shooting that took place on May 6, 2023.
Here’s everything we know so far about the Texas mall shooting that occurred this past weekend May 6, 2023.
Texas Mall Shooting
A gunman killed approximately eight people and wounded about half a dozen more did so at a Dallas-area outlet mall according to this article and used an AR-15-style rifle to carry out the attack. According to senior law enforcement, the suspect sported a tactical vest and also had a handgun when the massacre occurred. However, police reportedly found additional weapons and ammunition in the suspect’s car following the incident.
The suspect’s social media accounts were reviewed, in which hundreds of posts allegedly revealed “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist rhetoric,” as noted here. He also was reportedly wearing an insignia on his chest that is associated with hate groups as mentioned here.
The suspect was shot dead by a police officer who had been responding to another call.
Texas Shooting Suspect
The suspect behind the Texas shooting at the outlet mall is allegedly, 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia. Police reportedly said that he was a suspected neo-Nazi sympathizer. As mentioned here, panic ensued in the parking lot of the mall when the suspect got out of his car and began shooting at shoppers.
This incident marks the second deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. this year as well as the second in Texas in just a little over a week span.
Published by HOLR Magazine.