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Man Who Killed 8 People At Texas Mall Identified

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The suspected gunman who killed eight people and injured seven others in the Allen, Texas, outlet mall shooting has been identified by authorities as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia.

Garcia received firearms training for part of his work as a security officer, according to a database maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Mauricio García

Mauricio García. Source: Allen Police Department

He was approved to work as a commissioned security guard in Texas from April 2016 until April 2020 when his license expired, and received Level II and Level III security training, the database shows.

The shooter’s profile shows he worked for at least three security companies.

A police officer killed Garcia outside the outlet mall after he carried out the massacre Saturday, according to the Allen police chief.

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