Authorities Working to Link Hispanic Gunman Behind Texas Mall Attack to White Supremacy

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Authorities and media outlets are linking a Hispanic man responsible for a deadly rampage at a Texas outlet mall over the weekend to white supremacy.

On Saturday, police say, 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia opened fire at the Allen Premium Outlets north of Dallas, WFAA-TV reported.

Eight people were shot to death and several others were wounded before a police officer who responded to the scene shot and killed Garcia.

While his motives are not yet known, NBC News — citing two law enforcement sources — reported Garcia was a “suspected neo-Nazi sympathizer.”

The killer wore a patch at the time of the massacre that said “RWDS,” which law enforcement sources have said might stand for “Right Wing Death Squad,” the report said.

WFAA quoted sources as saying Garcia “espoused an extremist right-wing ideology and disliked people of color and Jews.”

The Associated Press reported federal authorities were looking into the former security guard’s use of social media for any links to “white supremacy.”

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