APTOPIX Mall Shooting Texas

A law enforcement officer walks as people are evacuated from a shopping center where a shooting occurred Saturday in Allen, Texas.

ALLEN, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed eight people at a Texas outlet mall was identified as a person who had been staying at a Dallas-area motel, but his motive was a mystery Sunday, a day after the attack turned an afternoon of shopping into a massacre.

Three law enforcement officials who spoke to The Associated Press named the gunman as Mauricio Garcia, 33, who was fatally shot Saturday by a police officer who happened to be near the suburban Dallas mall. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss details of an ongoing investigation.

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Judd Grossman

No mention of race. Keep that up AP. It doesn't matter. Stay consistent.

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