The Enterprise Report has learned that the gunman involved in the shooting last night in Newport Beach, CA at the Fashion Island shopping center had a permit to carry a weapon and was a licensed state security guard/patrol person.
Mark Gurrola, 42 seen above in his booking photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department was also licensed to carry a police baton records indicate.
Gurrola was first issued the permit to carry a weapon in 1994 according to state records. The permit was "cancelled" for unknown reasons.
Why Gurrola opened fire last night is still under investigation by authorities. For Newport Beach Now's previous reporting on this story click here