A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30 for a Garden Grove man accused of firing dozens of shots in the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach on Dec. 15, 2012.
According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, the hearing for Marcos Sarinana Gurrola will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport.
The suspect, a former security guard, was 42 at the time of the incident.
Authorities allege that Gurrola got out of his car at the center armed with a Glock .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun and six magazines and proceeded to fire off 54 rounds in the direction of the Macy’s department store building.
No one was hit, but since a mother and her 4-year-old daughter were knocked down and injured as they fled, he is being charged with two counts of assault as well as discharging a gun in public.
He was also charged with 10 more counts after prosecutors linked him to a similar incident on Nov. 16, 2011 at the same mall.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 29.