Friday’s horrendous massacre of little children in Connecticut was followed the next day by a shooting spree in California, where a man took more than 50 potshots at mall shoppers. This time, no one was hurt.
Police arrested 42-year-old Marcos Gurrola in the mall parking lot late Saturday afternoon after he allegedly shot wildly. Police found more than 50 shells and a handgun.
The day after a lone gunman killed 20 children and six adults in a Connecticut school, America is traumatized.
“With what happened in Connecticut, we were freaking out. It was like crazy, people leaving stores," shopper Dena Nassef told The Los Angeles Times.
The shots were recorded on video by someone who was at the parking lot at the time. The shooter can faintly be seen next to the red triangle to the left of two palm trees.
The person who took the video posted on YouTube, “I saw the him on the ground and surrounded by police, but my daughter was very upset so I left to pick them up and get out of the area.
"My wife and daughter were at an ice cream shop in the mall when the shooting happened. They ended up running and screaming with everyone toward the opposite side of the mall."
Sven Maric told the Silicon Valley Mercury News, "It's a miracle nobody got injured. The bullets had to land somewhere, and he shot so many."