By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Orange Police Department (Information):
Orange, California: Here is the latest information regarding the deadly office building shooting on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 that killed four people, including a child, injured another person and shooter in custody after being shot.
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The Orange Police Department on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 have released the identities of the victims in the deadly office building shooting that occurred on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021.
The deadly office building shooting killed four people, including a child, injured another person and shooter in custody after being shot.
According to the Orange Police Department, “The identities have been confirmed for three of the four victims killed in Wednesdays tragic incident. Those deceased include Jenevieve Raygoza, 28, Luis Tovar, 50, and Matthew Farias, 9. The 4th and final deceased victim has been identified as 58 year-old, Leticia Solis Guzman.”
The Orange Police Department said our hearts and condolences go out to all of the victims and their loved ones and families, and our community.
ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the families and friends of Jenevieve Raygoza, Luis Tovar, Matthew Farias and Leticia Solis Guzman.
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Orange Police Department say the suspect in the deadly office building shooting knew all the victims either through a business or personal relationship.
Lieutenant Jennifer Amat with the Orange Police Department confirmed the identity of the shooter as 44 year old Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez from Fullerton, California, and said that Aminadab had been staying at a motel in Anaheim, California and arrived at the scene in a rental car.
According to Orange Police Department Lieutenant Jennifer Amat, authorities received five 911 calls reporting gunshots at 202 West Lincoln Ave around 5:25 p.m. PT on Wednesday, and officers were on the scene within two minutes.
Gunfire could be heard as officers arrived and the suspect fired at them.
Two officers fired back from behind the fence until the “bicycle-type cable” locks that the suspect had placed on the gates from the inside could be removed with bolt cutters.
The shooter was wounded by a gunshot, and transported to the hospital where the shooter remained hospitalized in stable but critical condition as of Thursday night.
It was unclear whether he suffered a self-inflicted wound or was shot by police.
During a Thursday morning news conference, authorities said the shooting was not a “random act of violence” and believe it was an isolated incident, and a semi-automatic gun and a backpack with pepper spray, handcuffs and ammunition was recovered after the shooting.
Orange Police Department withheld the identities of the dead but Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said one was a 9 year old boy who died in the arms of his mother, who was also shot while trying to protect him.
The other deceased victims were a man and two women.
“I’m here to make something very, very clear: Mr. Gonzalez is eligible for the death penalty. This is a special-circumstances case. There were multiple victims,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer.
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During Thursday afternoon news conference, authorities released a picture taken from surveillance video that investigators said showed the armed and masked gunman during the shooting rampage; the gunman is seen carrying an apparent firearm and backpack in the image.
Authorities say the business associated with the victims is Unified Homes, which is described on its website as “a full-service manufactured home dealer and real estate company which specializes in Orange County.”
Although investigators say the shooting was not random, a motive remains unclear.
Orange Police Department say it was that city’s deadliest shooting since December 1997 when a 43 year old former Caltrans worker who had been fired shot and killed four of his former coworkers at a state maintenance yard and then was killed by police in a gun battle.
Orange Police Department Lieutenant Jennifer Amat said during the press conference, “Orange is a very safe city. We don’t have stuff like this that happens very often.”
ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of the victims.