Man fires 50 shots at California mall parking lot
NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) - A suspect who fired about 50 shots in the parking lot of a crowded Southern California shopping mall, sending shoppers sprinting for safety, was cooperative when officers took him into custody, authorities said on Sunday.
Witnesses said people ran, screaming and ducking for cover, when 42-year-old Marcos Gurrola fired into the air and onto the ground on Saturday afternoon near the Macy's department store at the open-air Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach.
He paused to reload several times, police said.
Then Gurrola put the gun down and offered no resistance when bicycle officers arrested him around 4.30pm, said Lieutenant John Lewis.