According to the BBC on Monday, US federal investigators are looking into whether the Allen mall shooter, Mauricio Garcia, who killed eight people, including children, has any affiliations to the far-right.
The 33-year-old man entered the Allen retail centre while wearing combat attire and began shooting people with an AR-15-style rifle.
According to the CBS, Mauricio Garcia’s social media profiles are the subject of an inquiry to ascertain his political leanings.
The Allen Mall shooter wore a garment patch with the initials RWDS printed on it during the shooting spree. The acronym RWDS means “Right Wing Death Squad”.
Extremists on the right and those who support white supremacy often use this word.
According to a law enforcement official, one area of investigation is whether or if he was driven by these values and whether he had connections to individuals who shared those ideals.
According to the Allen police, Mauricio Garcia was slain on Saturday by a police officer who happened to be visiting Allen Premium Outlets, roughly 25 miles north of Dallas.
“The gunman, who lived in Dallas, was armed with an AR-15 style assault weapon,” US President Joe Biden stated.
More firearms and ammo were discovered in his car, a source told NBC. At the time of the slaughter, he had a patch with a right-wing acronym on his breast.
This is Texas’s second shooting within the past According to the Gun Violence Archive, it is the 201st mass shooting of the year.
Joe Biden urges the cessation of gun violence
The Texas mall massacre was referred to as “the latest act of gun violence to devastate our nation” by President Joe Biden.
Furthermore, Biden emphasised that there were children among the deceased, adding that “too many families have empty chairs at their dinner tables”.
Biden urged his political opponents to support his attempts to alter gun laws once more.
The Republican governor of Texas, Gregg Abbott, stated on Sunday that rather than considering broader prohibitions, he wants to focus on criminals who carry firearms and address a growing mental health epidemic.
At the time of the incident, Mauricio Garcia was apparently employed as a security guard and had no significant criminal history.