Security Guard Accused of Firing Over 50 Rounds at OC Mall Linked to Prior Shooting
A security guard accused of firing over 50 rounds at Newport Beach's Fashion Island the day after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, and has been accused of a prior shooting at the same mall.42-year-old Garden Grove resident Marco Sariana Gurrola faces 4 counts of shooting at an occupied building, two counts of aggravated assault and 10 counts of negligent discharge of a firearm, all felonies, according to City News Service. Bail was set at $1 million, and Gurrola is due back in court mid-March.
Gurrola is thought to have also fired 10 rounds on November 16, 2011 in the Fashion Island parking lot.
The suspect holds a security guard registration that is valid until the end of this month, however it is not known if Gurrola was currently working anywhere in that capacity.
Gurrola allegedly opened fire at around 4:30 p.m. December 15, 2012, using a Glock .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun, firing 54 shots outside the mall's Macy's store.
Fortunately no one was hit by the gunfire. Gurrola was taken down by bicycle patrol officers.
If convicted, Gurrola could face up to 115 years in prison.