The three members of a Hispanic family, including a child under the age of nine, are among the four who died in total in a violent shooting last Wednesday at an office building in the town of Orange, which is located in California, USA.
As reported by the chain “Telemundo”, The Tovar family members identified the victims of this attack. Among them is Luis Tovar, 50, and owner of a company called Unified Homes, an RV brokerage.
“He was a hard worker. Always family first. He put himself in front of the others“Said with a broken voice the man’s son, Luis Tovar Jr. In addition, he himself confirmed that among those killed in the shooting were also his mother, Blanca, and his half brother Matthew.
The nine-year-old boy was found by the police in the arms of his sister Genevive, who is seriously hospitalized. Another of the deceased is a business assistant.
The neighbors of the The goods they were surprised by what happened. “They are very hard-working people. (…) I can imagine the family right now. All this is a real tragedy”Said Mario Martínez.
Police stand guard outside an office building where several people were killed in a shooting in Orange, California, on March 31, 2021.
Knew the victims
The police in California said Thursday that the perpetrator of the shooting at an office building in the city of Orange, south of Los Angeles, knew the victims and premeditated his attack. “This was not a random act of violence“Lt. Jennifer Amat said at a news conference.
”The preliminary motive is believed to be related to a business and personal relationship, which existed between the suspect and all the victims; and it seems that all the adults were connected by business or personal relationship”He added.
The suspect, identified as Aminadab Gaxiola González, 44, had locked the access doors to the building with bicycle locks, delaying police entry to the site. “He was a quiet person, but he had it all planned”Confessed the son of Luis Tovar.
The attacker was wounded by a bullet after the intervention of the force and is hospitalized in critical condition.
A semiautomatic pistol and a backpack containing pepper spray, handcuffs and ammunition believed to have belonged to the attacker were recovered at the scene.
The shooting in Orange It came after two similar attacks recently, which have killed 18 people in state joined and they have fueled the debate on gun control in the country.
“We have not had a similar incident in Orange since 1997”Said Police Lieutenant Amat.
“It’s horrible, heartbreaking“Said the governor of California, Gavin Newsom.
On March 22, a person killed ten people in a Boulder supermarket in Colorado, days after a man murdered eight people in some Asian massage parlors in Atlanta, in Georgia.