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Along with the rifle — which witnesses said was used to shoot dozens of rounds — police found more weapons, including a handgun, and ammunition on the suspect and his car. Representational image. Milan Markovic/Gettyimages

Mauricio Garcia, a 33-year-old Dallas resident, has been identified as the shooter who killed nine people at the Allen Premium Outlets on Saturday afternoon.

Authorities executed two search warrants on Saturday night: one at Garcia's parents' house in northeast Dallas and another at an Extended Stay hotel close by, where he had most recently been residing. He had no significant criminal history.

As authorities conversed with his parents in the front yard, neighbors informed CBS News Texas that they witnessed FBI officials remove three to four boxes from his parents' house.

Garcia allegedly lived there for many years, according to the locals. Even longtime residents, though, asserted that they knew little about the 33-year-old shooter.

Garcia would arrive and depart from work wearing a uniform that resembled a security guard's. But they claimed he kept to himself the majority of the time.

"It sends a chill down your spine," neighbor Moises Carreon said. "We know our neighbors...but how much do we know about our neighbors? That's kind of the question we'll never know."

After the suspect was discovered with a patch on his chest that appeared to have white supremacist or neo-Nazi leanings, authorities are also looking into any potential connections between the suspect and radical ideologies, according to The Washington Post.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and the FBI Bureau in Dallas, which is assisting in the investigation, both acknowledged that two sites connected to the suspect were being searched, but they provided no other details.

Garcia had three prior jobs before his license expired, and the Texas Online Private Security database shows that he was authorized to work as a commissioned security guard in the state from Apr. 2016 to Apr. 2020.

According to records, he completed additional firearms training in 2018 and received proficiency training in firearms in 2015. Applicants who have committed specific violent offenses are immediately disqualified by DPS, which manages the database.

Garcia's neighbors informed WFAA that although he regularly parked his gray Charger in front of his parents' house, neither they nor Garcia had been seen in recent weeks.

A 20-year-old security guard who works at the mall was one of the nine people shot and killed at a Texas mall on Sunday, New York Post reported.

Assailant Mauricio Garcia, 33, opened fire in the parking lot outside H&M on Saturday afternoon while Christian LaCour of Farmersville was working at the Allen Premium Outlets, according to local Fox 4.

LaCour's grandma, Sandra Montgomery, expressed her sorrow at the death of her "beautiful grandson" while confirming he was one of the victims.

After Saturday's slaughter, the young man's family was scared when they couldn't find him.

"Christian LaCour, was the security guard killed in the shooting at Allen Texas," Montgomery wrote on Facebook. "He was such a beautiful soul, 22 years old with goals for his future.

"I was so proud of him and so glad I got to see him two weeks ago."

Kellie Smith, the mother of LaCour's sister-in-law, said the whole family is devastated over his death, describing him as a "sweet young boy" who grew up into a "very sweet gentleman."

"Words can not even begin to describe the devastation our family feels," Smith wrote.

"We are horrified by the senseless tragedy at Allen Premium Outlets and are outraged by the violence that continues to plague our country," the mall said in a statement about the shooting.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and others affected by this heinous act. We are thankful for the Allen Police Officer's heroic actions and for the support of all the first responders."

The mall is located about 25 minutes north of Dallas in Allen. A shocking video from the mall's parking lot showed a man exiting a gray automobile while wearing tactical gear and arming himself with an AR-15-style rifle.

The ages of the injured varied from 5 to 61, according to officials. Three patients were believed to be in fair health, while three others were still described as being in serious condition.

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