December 16th, 2012
04:30 AM ET

Man stands in mall parking lot, fires 50 shots in the air

A man stood in the parking lot of a shopping mall in Southern California on Saturday and fired 50 shots into the air.

Police didn’t say why, but his actions prompted many stores in the open-air Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach to lock their doors.

No one was hurt by the bullets raining down, but one person suffered minor injuries while trying to flee the area, police said.

Newport Beach Police quickly took the man, 42-year-old Marcos Sarinana Gurrola, into custody, but not before calling in the bomb squad when the man said he had more ammunition in the trunk of his car.

The incident came a day after a mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut, and last week’s fatal shooting at a mall in Oregon.

Patrick Wyrick was returning to his car when he heard the shots and, from behind the safety of his car, began capturing the scene with camera.

“I wasn't sure they were real or not. Then a heard another set of shots and then another,” he said in a video he posted on YouTube.

“My wife and daughter were at an ice cream shop in the mall when the shooting happened. They ended up running and screaming with everyone toward the opposite side of the mall.”

Other shoppers began tweeting:

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  1. FoxNewsLies

    We put a man on the moon, why can't we put Sarah Palin there as well?

    December 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zflwizard

      I booked you in her place as you would feel more at home there. You are needed there. They need to hear the sound of your voice. People there will you as they are space cadets also.

      December 16, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bill Bobaggins

    And this is what happens when the news channels glorify the shooter and talk about a shooting 24/7.

    December 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Need Border

    Hmmmm... An illegal?

    December 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Trufaxxare

    More domestic terrorism America....YAWN!

    December 16, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. david

    If you go to the NRA website, you will see that Wayne says we need more guns, not more attention to mental health issues, not more enforcement of current laws, simply more guns. I'm guessing he would be of the opinion that those 6 and 7 year olds would still be alive today if they had guns. Can you imagine 2nd graders packing heat? Wayne can.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. archie

    One useless guy off the shooter less...
    Thanks Goodness

    December 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Liz Carter

    I pray GOD continues to bless America for a little while longer, so the ones of us who do still believe in HIM can perfect our existance in this world to ensure our acceptance into HIS Kingdom on the other side. HE has "blessed America" for so long,...but America has lost sight of HIM. HE said that HE will not strive with man always. KILL THE PRIDE AMERICA!! Your arms are too short to box with GOD. Read Psalm 20. I continue to pray for us,...the US,....The United States of America.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JC

    Completely lost faith in this country and dread raising my family here, never imagined that I would be so ashamed to be an American. You folks with this gun control debate are fools, it's not about the guns rather our society as it is today has no values.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ogscor

    In a middle of a panic and finding a place to cover, these two people still find some time to Tweet? Some people really got their priorities straight.

    December 16, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • ionymous

      If you're locked-down in a store I think you might have some time.

      December 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • hey

      ill tell you whats going on people that believe that the world is really going to end in 5 days are jsut going on shooting days

      December 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • User

      I think its fine....good to spread the never know who will see it and not go into that area

      December 17, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      "omg omg omg shooting at the fashion mall, locked down inside store....but just found the CUTEST SHOES!!"

      December 17, 2012 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. Allen

    what's wrong with the world

    December 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyonthewall


      December 17, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ranger 1989

    who cares!!!

    December 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Steve

    Sorry but people smoking weed sit on the couch eating chips. They don't go out and cause trouble.

    December 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • local

      They are just leaches on society. Collecting SSI, stealing for their habit, still living with mommy and daddy.

      December 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • jose j. de la rosa

      Lazy people are best for humanity! The hard-working people are the virus on humanity, for they have made the earth bald and dry. Hard work will be the end of humanity. Good people, actors, musicians, writers, recycling people, others; Bad people are farmers, oil workers, gas , coal, ....

      December 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • mlg4035

      They don't do much else of use either...!

      December 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Gator Mann

    May the peace of the lord comfort those souls who this tragedy has personally touched!

    December 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • dertwa

      I don't think this one qualifies as a tragedy since no one was seriously hurt. Still... this is all so out of control. We can't be trusted to take care of ourselves.

      December 17, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • flyonthewall

      what do you mean...the gai sky faeries?

      December 17, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. Al

    In an effort to out do the last shooter, the fruit cakes come out now, each demonstrating one clear thing, that is has no interest in the right of others to venture without fear. The good tax payers are now going to have to pay for this insane act to be defended, the person that was arrested has the right to stop breathing the good air that is afforded to good law abiding citizens. He has the right to feed the fish 25 miles off shore after being dropped off from an aircraft traveling overseas at over 25,000 feet, and no parachute.

    But since the criminal element has better rights than the good tax payers do, that will not be allowed to happen, such a shame, especially when everything is on the table and displayed as solid proof and evidence. But then again that is why there are bad lawyers that protect the really guilty and twist the law.

    December 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. J.A.K

    If nobody was hurt, quit giving these damn people publicity. That's all these damn people are looking for, and that's all the news is good for.

    December 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
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