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Alleged Fashion Island Gunman Suspected in Second Mall Shooting

Prosecutors say Marcos Sarinana Gurrola fired 54 rounds Saturday. He is also charged with a shooting at the mall in November 2011. He is being held without bail pending his arraignment, which has been continued to Jan. 11.

A 42-year-old security guard who was arrested Saturday for allegedly shooting more than 50 rounds outside a parking lot at Fashion Island may also be responsible for a shooting at the same place last November, the Orange County district attorney's office reported today.

Marcos Sarinana Gurrola of Garden Grove was charged with 54 felony counts of shooting at an occupied building and two felony counts of aggravated assault with sentencing enhancements for the use of a firearm, the D.A. reported. Gurrola was also charged with 10 felony counts of the negligent discharge of a firearm for a November 2011 shooting at the mall.

Gurrola's arraigment in Santa Ana was continued Tuesday until Jan. 11; he will be held without bail until then. He had been held on $250,000 bail, but Deputy District Attorney Robert Mestman had argued for no bail, according to the Orange County Register. If convicted on all counts, Gurrola would face a maximum 115 years in state prison, prosecutors said.

Gurrola is accused of parking his white Honda Civic in the Macy's parking lot at Fashion Island in Newport Beach at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Prosecutors said he got out of his car armed with a Glock .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun and six magazines and fired 54 rounds towards the Macy's building.

According to Newport Beach police, bicycle officers who patrol the area arrived to the scene quickly. Gurrola dropped his weapon and was taken into custody without incident.

Prosecutors said police recovered ammunition for different weapons including .44 caliber, .380 caliber, and .38 caliber.

No one was injured during the shooting, but a woman and her 4-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries from being pushed by panicked shoppers who ran when the gunshots rang out.

Newport Beach Police Deputy Chief David McGill told the Los Angeles Times Gurrola was "venting his life problems." Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe said investigators are still working to determine a motive.

While investigating Saturday's shooting at Fashion Island, detectives linked Gurrola to another shooting. Authorities said Gurrola opened fire in a parking lot at Fashion Island on Nov. 16, 2011, shooting 10 rounds. At the time of that shooting no suspects were identified and no injuries were reported.

Rose Pennington December 18, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Throw the book at the guy ! My son works up there, thank God he wasn't there that day.
MFriedrich December 18, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Here's a link to the November 16 incident: http://newportbeach.patch.com/articles/witness-reports-shooting-at-fashion-island
JustUs December 18, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Why would the DA ask for no bail? Is this man a citizen or not? Are we citizens getting all the information on this case that we deserve?
Kathi December 19, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Well probably because they consider him a risk. While he apparently wasn't shooting at people, there were some injuries from the panic & people could very well have been injured or killed by falling bullets. What other info do you want? We don't need to know everything about police investigations--especially while they are still in progress. This was widely reported when it happened so close after the massacre in CT.
Karen Rubin December 19, 2012 at 01:00 AM
JustUs, I believe the DA realizes that this guy is a menace, so no bail. Yes, we have the right to bear arms but with that comes responsibility. When an individual choses to abuse this right, act like an idiot, shoot his weapon off and endanger lives he should have no more rights.
JustUs December 19, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Kathi, we certainly have a right to know whether or not he's an American citizen. That shouldn't be top secret information. Why would you want to protect a criminal foreigner??? What's wrong with you folks?
JustUs December 19, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Karen, 'menaces' normally aren't on no-bail holds and the DA is very selective about requesting no-bail. We have a right to know why. Is it because he is a foreigner with ties to other nations? That would be a good reason for no-bail. Shooting a gun into the air is NORMALLY not a good reason. We want the TRUTH. That's all. The rationale behind the no-bail request should be made PUBLIC!!! We are supposed to be a FREE and TRANSPARENT nation. I know that's not the case. But we're SUPPOSED to be. Why hide stuff from us that should be made PUBLIC? Aren't you in favor of public access to routine information in America?
Dan Avery December 19, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Good Lord, don't you folks ever watch Law and Order? DA's often request "no bail" or "remand" when they consider the person dangerous to the community and/or a flight risk. It has nothing to do with whether or not someone is here illegally per se. Man, are we not educating people anymore?
Dan Avery December 19, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Shooting a gun into the air isn't a good reason to consider the person a danger to the community? Seriously? Does shooting a gun into the air sound like a rational act to you? Did you ever study Newton's laws? Like how there is an equal and opposite reaction for every action. Or what goes up, must come down. Think bullets and people.
ms.sc. December 19, 2012 at 01:57 AM
JustUs, I feel sorry for you. You obviously have a racial problem. I wonder if you wish Jesus would have been born somewhere else other than a stable? Grow up JustUs! Stop your hate!
Dan Avery December 19, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Interesting how when the gunman isn't white in one of these deals, the comments take on a entirely new edge, eh Ms. SC?
JustUs December 19, 2012 at 02:29 AM
There are violent people who hurt others who are granted bail. There is normally always a number on the bail amount unless there are extenuating circumstances. One of those being the criminal is a foreigner who has ties to other nations and will flee. We just want to know the reason. That is not top-secret stuff, Dan. And we really have a right to know. Lots of people have shot guns in public and were given bail. Some were even probably released on zero bail with a promise to return to the court system. Obviously you have no idea how the system actually works. We just want a reason. That's not a unreasonable request.
JustUs December 19, 2012 at 02:33 AM
"JustUs, I feel sorry for you. You obviously have a racial problem. I wonder if you wish Jesus would have been born somewhere else other than a stable? Grow up JustUs! Stop your hate!" Wow. For a claimed ms.sc. you sure are quick to toss out false accusations, aren't ya? Where did you get your ms.sc.? From the back of a Crackerjack's box? There's nothing racist to want to know whether a criminal is a foreign national. It's a perfectly legit question, ms. politically correct. Didn't they teach you that at your C rated school? Maybe you should go back and ask for a refund.
JustUs December 19, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Good Lord, Dan. Don't you know that it's normally made public why there is a no-bail order requested or granted? Are you from Red China or something? Hello ! This is the USA, brother! lol
Al Gore December 19, 2012 at 02:41 AM
The news media's coverage of these horrible school shooting brings all the crazies out. These losers normally would have just committed suicide in their parents garages and their deaths would have went unnoticed, but now they have a way to make a big infamous name for themselves. Thank you News Media!
Dan Avery December 19, 2012 at 02:44 AM
JustUs, Here name is Ms. S.C. as in Ms. Southern California. That much was obvious. The only reason you think this guy might be a foreign national is that is last name is "Gurrola." That much is obvious. If you had been in the court room that day you would have heard the DA's reasoning in asking for "remand." You weren't. That much is, again, obvious. You have read a brief piece of journalism and are screaming boogie-man. That much is obvious. You attack anyone who doesn't agree with you with nothing but Bravado. That much is obvious. You don't cite case law, facts, etc. You just make a bunch of statements and then you name call. If you add all of that up, it's patiently obvious what sort of image you're projecting of yourself.
Dan Avery December 19, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Al, I thought they merely watched reruns of Star Trek in their parents' garage. I swear I learn something new every day.
Dan Avery December 19, 2012 at 02:46 AM
I'm from Something. It's outside of Sioux City a few mile down the road.
ms.sc. December 19, 2012 at 03:10 AM
whoa! You are getting the wrong idea, wrong impression here! All I am trying to point out is the fact that it should not matter about the color of ones skin or their nationality. When will people stop hating and stop being afraid of one another? There are evil people in every race, of every color, but to have this the first thought on your mind is quite unfair. My posting name of ms.sc does not mean I am Ms. Southern California, how lovely of you to think so. As far as attacking where I went to school, it shows your insecurity to listen to anothers opinion as you value yours much more than anyone else. I feel sorry for you.
JustUs December 19, 2012 at 05:47 AM
You don't know what ms.sc. stands for. You are assuming. I assume it is an acronym for an advanced degree. Who are you? The know-all, be-all of the Patch boards or something? Are all of us supposed to defer to your expertise? lol If the DA provided a reason for the no-bail request then it should be reported in the news item. Since it WASN'T I want to know why the request was made. That's a NORMAL question, Dan. Many times a request for no-bail is made because the suspect has close ties to another nation. Any idiot knows that. So stop arguing over common sense and making yourself look foolish, Dan. I simply want to know the specific reason for the no-bail request. No rocket science, dude. Cool your jets. The only thing that's "patiently obvious" (lol) is that you are making straw man arguments just for the sake of criticizing me. But you are making yourself look quite silly in the process. Sooner or later maybe you'll see that and back off boogaloo. Who has to cite "case law" to show that DA's oftentimes request no-bail for suspects who are foreigners and have close ties to another nation??? lol. You don't have to be Perry Mason to figure that one out, big Dan! lol. Now stop chasing your tail and make your arguments count next time. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face!
JustUs December 19, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Oh, Ms. Southern California? lol. Hold on a second. Let me genuflect before I continue...lol. I thought you were bragging on an advanced college degree. You accused me of having a 'racial problem'. Since that couldn't be farther from the truth I consider what you said to be "hate speech". It's sad that this world is full of such ignorance. I resent you for what you accused me of being. Beauty pagents should not only reward beauty, but also intelligence and common sense. Accusing a person with vile descriptions with no proof of that and only since that person questioned whether the shooting suspect was an American citizen is neither intelligent or an act of common sense. If I were on the BP panel I would vote against you if I knew you make false accusations. I feel sorry for you as well.
Dan Avery December 19, 2012 at 07:02 AM
JustUs, The reporter is under no obligation to report any facts you think they should. If you really wanted to hear why they requested remand you should have been in the courtroom. You have enough knowledge to throw out some words, which you clearly don't know the denotation of; in other words, you're either an internet troll trying to trump up some sort of illegal alien hate, or you, sir, are a reprehensible fool. Either way... But if would be nice if you tried to back up your hate speech with facts. And it'd also be nice if you quit name calling. You've attacked everyone on here. Bet that makes you feel important or something. Oh well...I'm off to create an image and then write something about this foolish and totally ignorant "war on Christmas." Carry on.
Dan Avery December 19, 2012 at 07:04 AM
Oh it's crystal clear you're a racist JustUs. Why try to hide it. Are you ashamed of your White Supremacy outlook? That would be a first.
JustUs December 19, 2012 at 07:15 AM
"Oh it's crystal clear you're a racist JustUs. Why try to hide it." And it's obvious that you got your head stuck so far up there that you wear your collarbone as a hat. lol.
JustUs December 19, 2012 at 07:21 AM
"You've attacked everyone on here" Dan, now you're accusing me of doing what you've done for your last 4 posts. lol. Do you think that everyone who reads this stuff is a 4th grade dropout and can't see through your psychobabble? lol. Go bite your tail, Dan. It will reduce your hostility. lol.
Dan Avery December 19, 2012 at 07:23 AM
That makes about as much sense as anything else you've said.
Dan Avery December 19, 2012 at 07:26 AM
JustUs, I figure the average Patch reader has a college degree in Orange County. I also figure they are pretty level-headed and don't cry "boogie man" every time they see a Latino surname in the press like you have here. In other words, I figure they see you for the truly disturbed and hateful fool you are in reality. I've just been drawing you out to see how you respond. It's sure been a model of politeness and analytical ability. Ya, sure, you bet.
vegas lady luck December 19, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I knew the suspect, we used to work together about 10 years ago. Yes he is a US citizen. He definatley has some mental problems.

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