Houston Police Hold News Conference in Mass Shooting

- From Hal Eisner:

Dionisio Garza III grew up in Rancho Cucamonga. He graduated from Rancho Cucamonga High School. After that he went in the U.S. Army and in 2014 was honorably discharged. Last Wednesday he left California for Texas. He said he wanted to see some friends., some find it hard to believe that it was Dionisio Garza the third who pulled the trigger.  That’s his Facebook picture there. The 25-year-old grew up in Rancho Police, graduated from the high school here… went into the Army and then his family says, Sunday, he must have snapped. 

Houston police say he picked his target, a tire store in West Houston, and fired 212 rounds injuring 6 people and killing one man who had gone to a shop for a car wash. 

Police say it was a random target and not a hate crime. But, the act of a man with mental issues. In his rampage he used an AR-15. His family says it wants privacy at this time. Meanwhile, the investigation is continuing.


The family of a "troubled" Army veteran from California says he was the gunman who killed one person and injured several others in a shooting at a Houston auto detail shop.

Family members identified 25-year-old Dionisio Garza III of Rancho Cucamonga, California, as the man who opened fire Sunday, killing 56-year-old Eugene Linscomb, a customer at the shop who had arrived moments earlier.

Garza was killed about an hour later by a SWAT officer.

Police have not released the suspect's name and say they don't know a motive for the shooting.

But Garza's family told news media sources in Houston that "something snapped" in him following two tours in Afghanistan.

Garza's family said his condition worsened in the weeks before he traveled to Houston to visit an Army friend.

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