- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A man who fired dozens of bullets at an Orange County shopping mall the day after a deadly school shooting has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Mark Gurrola of Garden Grove pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday.

Gurrola, a former security guard who was living in his car, drove to Fashion Island in Newport Beach on Dec. 15, 2012.

He got out and fired 54 rounds from a handgun at a building. He didn’t hit anything, but a mother and her 4-year-old daughter were injured as panicked Christmas shoppers stampeded.

City News Service says after his arrest, Gurrola told investigators he fired at the mall because “that’s where the rich people are.”

The day before, a gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.


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