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Allen Premium Outlets shooter Mauricio Garcia OK RU social media profile showed plans for his upcoming bloodbath

He shared images of the mall and noted peak times, along with numerous thoughts expressing extreme ideology and hatred for women.

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According to reports, the Texas mall shooter, as seen on Mauricio Garcia’s OK RU social media profile, shared plans and personal thoughts about his upcoming attack. He shared images of the mall and noted peak times, along with numerous thoughts expressing extreme ideology and hatred for women.

A Texas mass shooter had shared surveillance photos of the mall where he killed eight people in the weeks leading up to the incident.

He also posted images of the ammunition he had ordered online and shared personal musings, including concerns about what his parents would think of him.

The shooter, identified as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia, created a social media profile on the Russian platform OK.RU, where he shared writings with Nazi symbolism and right-wing slogans.

The revelations were made by Bellingcat researcher Aric Toler.

https://twitter.com/AricToler/status/1655682413756923904

The gunman who killed 9 people, including himself, in the Texas mall shooting had a social media profile under the handle PsychoVision5 on the Russian Odnoklassniki platform, according to Bellingcat researcher Aric Toler.

The profile matched the gunman’s birthday and included references to the motel where he was staying before the shooting. It also contained language that praised Hitler, neo-Nazi websites such as the Daily Stormer, and included a yellow emoji with Hitler’s face.

On April 16, the profile posted a video of the Allen Premium Outlets, where the shooting would later take place, and on April 22, it shared a photo of what appeared to be the tactical vest that the gunman wore during the shooting.

The vest had a patch with the letters “RWDS,” which stands for “Right Wing Death Squad.”

In an April 22 post, Mauricio Garcia expressed his frustration about “diversity” and displayed his swastika and other Nazi tattoos.

He also defended mass shootings, praised Adolf Hitler, and expressed hatred towards women in his extensive writings on a social media profile under the handle “PsychoVision5”. In his final post, Garcia quoted lyrics from a video game and a song by Kenotia, saying “Go tell aunt Rhody that everybody is dead” and “I can’t unbreak something that’s broken now / This is over for me / This is just the way it has to be / I’m so sorry.”

Despite initial speculation that Mauricio Garcia may have been a migrant, it was later revealed that he grew up in North Dallas and attended Byran Adams High School. Reports indicate that Garcia identified with the Proud Boys Right Wing Death Squad, as indicated by a patch he wore. Despite his Hispanic ethnicity, Garcia had expressed sympathies with Neo-Nazi ideologies, posting hundreds of racist and ethnically-motivated messages across various platforms.

Some commentators have pointed out that the leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, is Afro-Cuban, and therefore, ethnicity does not preclude someone from holding extremist views. Despite multiple warning signs and being discharged from the military in 2008 due to mental health issues, Garcia was able to obtain an AR-15 rifle and a handgun, along with plenty of ammunition, which he used to carry out his attack.

Electronic receipts found on the shooter’s social media account indicate that he spent over $3,200 on three types of firearms purchased through a Dallas gun distributor in June. The shooter frequently mentioned his mental health in his social media posts, and in his final post, he expressed doubts that anyone, including psychologists or his commanding officer, could have helped him.

The recent mass shooting and the shooter’s online activities raise the question of why there is a lack of effort to address such clear warning signs in the ongoing problem of mass shootings, a phenomenon that has sadly become all too common and has lost much of its impact and meaning.


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