Shots Fired at California Shopping Mall


CNN is reporting that a man fired over 50 rounds into the air at an outdoor shopping center in Southern California. Apparently no one was hurt from the gunfire, but one person was injured while running away from the scene. Police responded to the scene and arrested Marcos Sarinana Gurrola, who was found with a handgun. More below from the local police blotter:

On December 15, 2012, Newport Beach Police responded to the area of San Miguel Drive and Newport Center Drive in response to several calls of possible shots fired. Witnesses reported seeing a male standing in the parking lot outside of Macy’s in Fashion Island firing a weapon multiple times into the air. Newport Beach Police Officers working in the area arrived quickly and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Based on witness statements at the scene, and as a result of the preliminary investigation it was determined that the suspect fired approximately 50 rounds from a handgun into the air. There were no reports of injuries related to the shots fired, however one individual sustained minor injuries while fleeing the area.

The suspect was standing next to his vehicle at the time of the arrest and advised officers there was additional ammunition located in the trunk of his vehicle. As a precautionary measure the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad was called in to remove the ammunition from the vehicle.