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Man Fires At Least 50 Shots In Newport Beach Mall Parking Lot

CBS Sacramento

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NEWPORT BEACH (AP/CBS) — A man was arrested Saturday after firing at least 50 shots in the parking lot of a Southern California shopping mall, prompting a lockdown of stores crowded with holiday shoppers.

Marcos Gurrola, 42, of Garden Grove was taken into custody by bicycle police officers patrolling around the open-air Fashion Island mall around 4:30 p.m., police spokeswoman Cathy Lowe said. She said he fired into the air and onto the ground in the parking lot near a Macy’s department store.

No one was injured, but the gunfire caused panic, coming a day after a gunman killed 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, and days after a deadly mall shooting in Oregon.

Michele Gile, CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter, said when he was taken into custody, police said Garrolla told them he was “upset with his life.”

Gile said the…

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