The estranged spouse of the person who allegedly went on a taking pictures rampage in a Southern California workplace constructing earlier this week that left 4 folks useless — together with a 9-year-old boy — mentioned Saturday that she could not fathom why her husband focused individuals who had handled her like household for greater than a decade.
Police say the suspect, Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, had focused the cellular dwelling brokerage firm, Unified Homes, and had private and enterprise relationships with the victims. His spouse, Aleyda Mendoza, had labored within the Orange County enterprise for greater than 10 years as a dealer assistant.
Mendoza, in a textual content message to The Associated Press, mentioned she and Gaxiola have been separated for 2 years and “he never told me anything about where he was staying or what he was doing.”
“I can’t understand what went through his head to make such a terrifying decision,” Mendoza wrote. “He left behind a sea of pain and grief for so many families who can’t find comfort.”
Gaxiola, 44, was charged with 4 homicide counts and three tried homicide counts for firing at two officers who weren’t hit and for critically wounding the boy’s mom, authorities mentioned. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday.
The taking pictures within the metropolis or Orange, southeast of Los Angeles, was the nation’s third main mass taking pictures in simply over two weeks. The different shootings — in Colorado and Georgia — left 18 useless.
Authorities recognized the folks killed within the California assault as Luis Tovar, 50, who owned Unified Homes; Leticia Solis Guzman, 58; and Jenevieve Raygoza, 28, and her brother, Matthew Farias, 9.
Mendoza mentioned the folks at Unified Homes “always supported me” and her youngsters.
“Unified Homes was my home for more than 10 years and they were my family,” she wrote. “I learned everything I know there and they shaped who I am today.”
Usually, Matthew was at day care after faculty however Wednesday afternoon he was together with his mom, Blanca Tamayo, who labored at Unified Homes. She was the one individual shot who survived. When police arrived Tamayo was cradling her useless son.
Tovar had a earlier relationship with Tamayo they usually have been Raygoza’s mother and father.
Mendoza mentioned she and her youngsters now concern for his or her lives as a result of they’ve acquired threatening calls for the reason that taking pictures.
“My heart is crushed, I still can’t accept that this happened,” she wrote. “I keep closing my eyes and praying to God this is all just a bad dream and I’ll wake up soon.”
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