Orange County shooting victims include 'amazing' dad and 'selfless' daughter and boy, 9, 'who died in mom's arms'

Orange County shooting victims include 'amazing' dad and 'selfless' daughter and boy, 9, 'who died in mom's arms'

THE Orange County shooting victims include an "amazing" dad, "selfless" daughter and a nine-year-old boy who allegedly died in his mom's arms.

Photographs of the four people killed in the massacre were released after suspect Aminadab Gonzalez, 44, was charged.




Matthew Farias, nine, was allegedly gunned down and died in his mother Blanca Tamayo's arms.

Tamayo was allegedly shot twice in the head and is still in hospital in critical condition.

Luis Tovar, 50 andrelative Genevieve Raygoza, 28, were also identified as victims who were killed in the gun fire.

His daughter, Thalia, created a GoFundMe page for her family, hoping to "raise enough to help all of the families because my dad wouldn't have had it any other way."


Tovar described Raygoza an an "amazing mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, and loving friend" who leaves behind "two beautiful boys."

"Although her life ended prematurely, she made a huge impact in the lives of those who were fortunate to call her a loved one or a friend," Tovar wrote.

"She will be greatly missed, but her memory will live on in our hearts forever."

Leticia Solis was named as the fourth victim of the shooting.



The police department believe that Gonzalez's motive for allegedly carrying out the shooting was both business and personal, as they say he knew the victims.

The suspect was shot and injured by police after exchanging fire with officers when they arrived on the scene.

Gonzalez, who is currently in hospital with a gunshot wound, could face the death penalty if found guilty of the massacre.

Officers said that they also recovered a semi-auto handgun and a backpack with handcuffs following the mass-shooting.

An NBCLA journalist reported that three of the victims may have been related.


Lt Jennifer Amat revealed that the gunman had chained the gates to the office complex closed, which forced officers to engage him from outside.

Cops received reports of a shooting around 5.30pm on Wednesday and Gonzalez was arrested at the scene on the same day.

According to the Orange County Register, two other people were detained following the deadly shooting.

The shooting occurred at a two-story office building that is home to around a dozen businesses. Authorities said the suspect began shooting on the second floor.

Cops said the shooting started inside United Homes – before moving out into the courtyard.

The horrific mass shooting was the third in the US in March, following the spa attacks in Georgia and the shooting at a grocery store in Boulder.

The attack on massage parlors in the Atlanta area left eight people dead, including six Asian women, and the attack in Boulder left 10 dead, including a police officer.

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