Texas mall shooting: Heavily armed gunman identified as 33 year old


Texas authorities have named a heavily armed gunman who killed eight people including children at a Dallas shopping mall as Mauricio Garcia, aged 33.[BBC]

The man, from Dallas himself, was shot dead by a police officer who was attending a different call in the area.

The gunman in Saturday's attack used an AR-15 style rifle and wore combat gear, President Joe Biden said.

Investigators quoted by US media say he may have had far-right links, as suggested by a clothing patch he wore.

Two sources told CBS News - the BBC's US partner - that the patch bore the letters RWDS, standing for "Right Wing Death Squad" - believed to be a neo-Nazi group.

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