"Man fires some 50 shots at Calif. mall parking lot
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) â€” A man was arrested Saturday after firing about 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.
The mall was crowded with holiday shoppers and the parking lot was full. Witnesses said they ran, screaming and ducking for cover.
"It's a miracle nobody got injured," said Sven Maric, who said he was celebrating his wife's birthday at a restaurant patio about 50 yards away. "The bullets had to land somewhere, and he shot so many."
Lowe says some stores voluntarily closed their doors and kept shoppers inside while police investigated.
Bret McGaughey, 22, of Laguna Beach, said he was with his mom in the Apple store when shoppers ran to the rear of the store as employees locked the front entrance. He estimated that up to 100 people stayed in the back of the store for about 30 minutes until Apple employees announced that police said it was safe to reopen the doors.
Gurrola was arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, Lowe said.
There was no telephone listing for Gurrola.
On Tuesday, a gunman at an Oregon shopping mall killed two people and wounded a third amid a holiday crowd estimated at 10,000 people.
Clackamas County authorities are still trying to determine why the gunman opened fire before killing himself.
The suburban Portland mall was closed for two days before reopening on Friday."
"Ala. police kill suspects after separate shootings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) â€” Police in Alabama say a SWAT team shot dead a man wielding an assault rifle following a chase touched off by a triple killing, hours after a separate weekend shooting at a hospital in the state.
Saturday's shootings continued a violent several days in Alabama.
East of Birmingham, police said the man armed with an AK-47 assault rifle was shot at the end of a pursuit following a triple killing in Cleburne County, near the Georgia state line, authorities said. Residents of a mobile home park reported hearing gunshots Saturday morning and alerted police, touching off the chase, Cleburne Sheriff's office Investigator Michael Gore told The Anniston Star.
Investigator Dennis Green of the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office told the newspaper that the three gunshot victims in the triple killing were males but authorities did not immediately identify them further. Green also said a child under the age of 2 also was hurt and had been taken to a hospital in Georgia.
Authorities said officers pursued the suspect into the Alabama community of Oxford, where the man crashed a car near a busy interchange. Authorities said the suspect fired at police with the AK-47, wounding one police officer, who was reported in critical condition.
The suspect "exited the vehicle and started shooting at the officers," Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge said. "The officers returned fire."
Authorities said the suspect then carjacked a vehicle at the intersection, though the occupants were able to escape. Police said they caught up with the suspect nearby as he crashed the car into another vehicle while being pursued by authorities.
Partridge said the suspect reached for the assault rifle as he exited the car. Two members of an Oxford police SWAT team fatally shot him about 12:40 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Late Saturday, Oxford police identified the deceased suspect as 33-year-old Romero Roberto Moya of Heflin.
Hours earlier on Saturday, Jason Letts, 38, of Jemison opened fire before dawn at a hospital in Birmingham, wounding a police officer and two employees before being shot and killed by another officer, according to authorities.
Police were sent to St. Vincent's Hospital around 4 a.m. to respond to a report of an armed man inside. Two officers who arrived separately converged on the suspect on the hospital's fifth floor.
"When the officer encountered the suspect, there was immediate gunfire from the suspect," Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams said. He said detectives were still trying to establish a motive.
A handful of cardiac patients and several staff members were on the fifth floor, hospital spokeswoman Liz Moore told reporters at a news conference later Saturday. She said patient care was not interrupted despite the events.
Alabama has been dealing with a rash of shootings of late.
In the Alabama community of Homewood, police continue to investigate Friday's slayings of a 30-year-old woman and her two sons, ages 4 and 5, at the family's apartment. Authorities said they received a call from a man returning to the apartment from work Friday who said he'd found his family dead. Police said the man was being held in "protective custody."
CLEVELAND (AP) â€” A chase that ended with 13 officers firing 137 rounds, killing two people, began with a pop â€” perhaps a gunshot or backfire from a car speeding past police headquarters.
For the next 25 minutes late in the night of Nov. 29, the car crisscrossed Cleveland tailed by officers, headed along Interstate 90 and wound up near the back entrance of a school in East Cleveland, where police opened fire.
Police don't know why the driver, Timothy Russell, 43, refused to stop. Russell had a criminal record including convictions for receiving stolen property and robbery. His passenger, Malissa Williams, 30, had convictions for drug-related charges and attempted abduction.
The fallout from their deaths has cast the Cleveland police department in an uneasy light amid community complaints about what's been called a racially motivated execution of two people with no evidence they were armed.
The state took over the case and families for both victims and civil-rights groups have demanded a federal investigation. They accuse officers of alleged civil rights violations in the pursuit and gunfire barrage.
"You just can't help but wonder how so many officers were able to shoot so many bullets at these two people in this vehicle," said Paul Cristallo, an attorney representing Russell's family.
Protesters yelled "execution" at a community meeting called by Mayor Frank Jackson to quell rising tensions. The city tried to defuse the outrage by reaching out to federal officials for help. There was no immediate federal decision to intervene.
The officers involved in the shooting have been assigned to desk duties, which is standard procedure after a shooting. They want to avoid talking to the media while subject to the state and internal investigations, their union president said.
The scene of the deaths has turned into a memorial, with small vigil candles arranged in the shape of a heart and the number 137 and stuffed animals piled together with a frost-encrusted poinsettia.
The chase began about 10:30 p.m. when an officer thought he heard a gunshot from a car speeding by the police and courts complex in downtown Cleveland and jumped into his patrol car, made a U-turn and radioed for help.
The chase went through crowded residential neighborhoods, then reversed course, headed east onto busy I-90 and through parts of Cleveland and eventually East Cleveland, ending with the car blocked in the rear of a school.
By police accounts, at least 30 patrol cars were involved in the chase, including Cleveland and East Cleveland police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers.
As the chase ended along hillside driveways heading to the school in John D. Rockefeller's old neighborhood, Russell allegedly rammed a patrol car and drove toward an officer on foot. Then the gunfire erupted: 137 rounds, Russell shot 23 times and Williams 24 times and their car pockmarked.
Jeff Follmer, president of the police union, defended the officers' actions and said officers used force to confront a driver using his vehicle as a potentially deadly weapon.
That was an acceptable police response, said David Klinger, a former Los Angeles and Redmond, Wash., patrolman who teaches criminal justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
"Police officers are authorized to use deadly force to protect themselves and others from great bodily injury or death," he said. "I don't know about you, but I'm not going to stand there and let somebody run me over."
While the driver may have endangered officers, Klinger questioned why the passenger was shot two dozen times, though he wondered whether officers missed while aiming at the driver.
Follmer said some officers in the chase believed both the driver and passenger were armed, and police radio chatter had numerous references warning about a weapon or gunfire from the fleeing car. "I guess he's waving a gun out the window pointing at the officers," one radio dispatch said.
But no weapon or shell casings were found in the fleeing car and the chase route was searched for any trace.
In a well-integrated police force, the makeup of the officers who fired raised the issue of race: 12 are white and one Hispanic. Both victims were black.
The police union president said race wasn't an issue and said the racial makeup of the pursuing officers was random.
But the NAACP called the shootings unacceptable and avoidable and called on the U.S. Justice Department to investigate.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio went further, calling for a special prosecutor without ties to the northeast Ohio law enforcement community. The ACLU also asked the attorney general to remove East Cleveland police and the sheriff's department from the state probe because they were involved in the chase.
Cristallo said people who are part of Cleveland's black community are angry. "The people who live in the inner city in Cleveland, the black people in this community, feel that this was an assault on the whole community," he said.
Complaints about the relationship between police and Cleveland's black residents date back to the discovery of the bodies of several black women in a home in an impoverished neighborhood east of downtown in 2009. The man who lived in the home was sentenced to death last year in the killings of 11 women.
That case shed light on residents' complaints that reports of missing black women involved in drugs and prostitution were ignored, tarnishing the image of police.
"This most recent shooting is only the latest in a long line of incidents in Cuyahoga County that have tested people's faith in their public servants," said James Hardiman, a veteran civil-rights attorney and legal director of the ACLU of Ohio.
The shooting deaths have also strained the relationship between officers and city leaders.
The mayor offered an even-handed approach and said police would be backed if they obeyed procedures during the chase but would face unspecified consequences if that wasn't the case.
But the quick response by a glum-looking police Chief Michael McGrath that that the shooting was a tragedy upset rank-and-file officers who felt he spoke too fast without knowing the facts.
"Morale is down. There is no confidence that there's backing with the chief right now," union president Follmer said.
The internal investigation on whether officers followed departmental procedures could take six weeks or more, the chief said. The mayor said the state investigation could take months."
If people can't see this as a way to ban guns, as well as manipulate people into have tight security at schools, shopping centers, and any other "public" places. It will get really difficult, probably get a body scan just to go shopping...go to school...to work...etc.
It's really getting out of hand...and it's not the guns....it's the minds of the people who hold the guns that is the problem...and it they are mind controlled...the handlers are having a field day.
While this may be off the wall, and irrelevant to this thread, who does this guy remind you of?
Not realizing when quoting that two images appear, one of the shooter as a child and I'm guessing this picture on the right is later...but the wide-eyed dude bears a striking resemblance to a picture that someone had posted of a young Michael Phelps.
I know this is absurd and perhaps off the wall, but the way that people are used, abused and switched around interchangeably, did they pull some troubled youth into this mind control and switch out an even more bizarre "player" by saying that this was "Adam Lanza" and now forever after has put this as a face of a mass murder/terror....
Do they create these "beings" and mass produce them and use these as the faces of "killers" who are really mind control alters used to manipulate the masses and enforce some greater law by the world authorities??
The members of the Illuminati are a sick bunch of monsters...
Considering that the "icon" known as Michael Phelps was a series of replacements to create this "super athlete" of outstanding swimming ability.
However, this poor mutated creation had a more horrible story attached to him, like the shooters at Columbine, and other such situations, dead or still alive, but in prison, a face of terror and the much needed "GUN CONTROL" debate thing.
"Four shot dead in Colorado murder-suicide, police say
DENVER (Reuters) - A man shot and killed three people in a home in Colorado on Tuesday before turning the handgun on himself and committing suicide, authorities said.
Sergeant Tim Schwartz of the Weld County Sheriff's Office said police received a call from the home in a community about 35 miles north of Denver before dawn and heard a female voice say "No, no, no" before multiple gunshots were fired.
A man then came on the line and said he was going to kill himself, and the dispatcher heard another gunshot, Schwartz said.
Officers found the bodies of two females and two males, and recovered a handgun at the scene, Schwartz said. Three of the dead were adults, he said, adding that one of the females may have been a teenager.
Schwartz said authorities were still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.
Earlier this year, a gunman in Colorado killed 12 people and wounded 58 others at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in a suburb of Denver.
According to a May report by the Washington, D.C.-based Violence Policy Center, Colorado was one of 10 states where gun deaths outpaced motor vehicle deaths in 2009."
The bottom two photos in that sequence are of Ryan Lanza, said to be Adam Lanza's brother. Adam supposedly committed the murders but for some reason had Ryan's ID on him, of course, who can believe the "official" story, right? But Ryan Lanza works for Ernst and Young just like his wealthy dad does and apparently Ryan hadn't talked to Adam in about two years (so the official story goes at the moment.)
The interesting thing to me is this: if you take that black and white photo Artemis posted toward the top, the one of Adam Lanza, and you removed the hair and eyebrows, you'd have a gray alien. A lot of these highly mind-controlled, mentally unwell, types we're seeing now seem to be physical byproducts of gray/human hybrid breeding programs. Perhaps the idea was that these hybrids would be more readily controlled as sleeper types or as possessed types; it's clear, though, that the image of "Adam Lanza" we're being shown when he was supposedly a child shows a gray alien hybrid.
I've been seeing more of these gray alien hybrids surfacing in the public in recent years; many runway models and catalogue models we're seeing are most definitely gray human hybrids. I also know several people who look like this and when you see them you KNOW that that is NOT a human in the sense of what humans used to be, anyway. The pointy, tiny, recessive chin, the almost hastily put together facial features, almost made out of clay, the overly huge cranium that looks like one of those poor deformed children who are suffering from hydroencephalitis -- these are gray human hybrids whose genetics have been tweaked a bit better so they don't look quite as "extreme."
I know for certain those pics are NOT the same person. Though it's difficult to see the blue shirt child face on, the jawline is clearly different. The fact remains that the system is bombarding the public with images and most people accept this without question. There are the "talking heads" about what will cure this "ill"....it's a mind controlled "being", whether it's a hybrid thing going on, or a replacement/mind controlled person...they are being misused and we are being duped big time.
There was a local school in my area that had a lockdown because of a suspicious person with a gun, I heard of in Utah where an 11 year old child was taken into custody because he took a gun to school to protect himself in light of what happened in CT. Also a high school kid in the mid west was in trouble for posting online threats to his school.
You'll be hearing more and more of this as time goes on, not only the "gun control" hot button issue, but school "security", "mental health" and medication.....
Sometimes there can be very dark buildups of negative energy, call them negative electromagnetic vibrations coming off of ley lines, often enhanced by dark acts committed by nasty humans or non-humans, in an area; this creates vulnerability where even more "random" killings and crap can come in. Things like working with the local devas/nature energy, prayer/visualization, that type of thing can do a great deal to lighten these areas up. Sounds like your part of the world (like so many) needs some extra care and love if this type of event is starting to happen there. Best to you!