A deadly mass shooting in Orange has rocked the city. Family and friends of the murder victims are still trying to figure out what triggered the attack. Stacey Butler reports.
- Well, back here in the Southland, the deadly mass shooting in Orange has rocked the city. Tonight, families and friends of the four murder victims are still trying to figure out what exactly triggered the brutal attack. KCAL 9 Orange County reporter Stacey Butler with the latest.
- I can't imagine a loss like that.
STACEY BUTLER: Finally able to leave flowers, candles, and stuffed animals at the office complex now boarded up, tonight, neighbors are showing their support for the four killed by a gunman who locked them inside the complex before he opened fire.
- The lady that was running out and thought that she could get out, how terrifying that must have been to be faced with evil and death, and then you can't get out.
STACEY BUTLER: Family members say the woman who tried to run, Blanca Tamayo, is the sole survivor, in critical condition. In the shooting, she lost her daughter, Genevieve Raygoza, her nine-year-old son, Matthew Farias, and Genevieve's father, Luis Tovar, the co-owner of Unified Homes, along with employee Leticia Solis. Matthew's father, Rafael Farias, is devastated.
- There's no words to describe the type of angel I had. Life is not going to be the same. He was my drive, my engine. He was my hero.
STACEY BUTLER: Alec Torres, the best friend and business partner of Luis Tovar, was planning on taking a trip with Luis, Genevieve, and Blanca this weekend. Instead--
- I'm still lost for words.
STACEY BUTLER: --he's planning their funerals.
- I lost 38 years of a best friend. I never got to say goodbye.
STACEY BUTLER: The husband of an employee who worked at Unified Homes over two years ago, 44-year-old Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, now faces four counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for firing at police. Family and friends have no idea what could have triggered him.
- We're still mystified why this happened, what was going on, and just, not knowing.
STACEY BUTLER: As neighbors continue to pour in here to the memorial site, a GoFundMe page has been set up for nine-year-old Matthew Farias. In Orange, Stacey Butler, KCAL 9 News.