Mall shooting reported in Newport Beach, Calif.; Firsthand reports emerging on Twitter

Just days after a mall shooting in Portland, Ore., reports of another incident are emerging tonight from Newport Beach, Calif.

Newport Beach Police are confirming the incident and say that parts of the mall are on lockdown. One person is reported to be in custody. We hope that reports that no one was hurt are correct.

Twitchy will report with more details as they become available.

  • http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu RhymesWithRight

    But isn’t the mall a gun free zone? How could this happen?

    • MAT

      Criminals do not follow rules /laws. What is in place to make it gun free? A sign?

      • Jeff Markle

        no, it has the force of LAW! oh wait…

    • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

      I thought we weren’t suppose to politicize shootings?

    • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

      I thought we weren’t suppose to politicize shootings?

  • SansMercy

    I hope everyone is ok. But I hate that we’re going to hear gun lectures from the Left for weeks.

    • Blitz

      You’re a moron

      • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

        Why? It’s true. Whenever a shooting happens, the Left uses it to advance gun control policies.

        • DavidS

          Except when it’s in the Chicago, DC, Detroit etc 😉

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Yeah. They don’t care if 40 or 50 people are killed in those cities, because it takes a week or two to hit that number.

          • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

            Funny I made that same point and I was race baiting, make up your minds.

          • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

            Funny I made that same point and I was race baiting, make up your minds.

          • kssturgis62

            Michigan has permit to carry. the murder rate in Detroit has gone up, because there is no police. the city is Broke, and I mean no Police. gangs run amok, Overall crime is down in the city. People in the suburbs just don’t go to Detroit anymore. If you go to Detroit, you go to Ford Field, Joe Louis, or Comerica Park, which is all adjacent to each other, and near Hockey Town. Police in these areas is always high.

      • Joe W.

        You, my friend are the intellectually challenged one here. The left wing moon bats are delighted over all of this. they get to use it as a fulcrum to attempt to disarm law abiding American Citizens. And you know it.

        • Gregory

          cry for the little ones, mourn every loss,
          find joy for the lives that were saved on the cross!

        • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

          Yeah it couldn’t be they are tired of killings

          • mdtljt

            We’re ALL tired of the killings…but you can not honestly believe criminals will simply say, “Oh…there’s a law against me having a gun? Alrighteeee, then….here ya go…have all my illegally obtained guns!!” Hold the person DOING THE SHOOTING ACCOUNTABLE…

      • http://twitter.com/LDommel Linda Dommel

        No the MORAN would be the SHOOTER & it’s in ANOTHER DEMOCRAT RUN STATE! Their ALL NUTS anyway just can’t admit it or get help for their MENTAL DYSFUNCTION!

    • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

      You don’t hate that people died you hate that someone might try to stop it, get help.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Actually, it’s the Left that hates that someone might try to stop it – they have no qualms about dancing in the blood of the slain.

        Speaking of getting help, you might want to talk to a professional about that projection problem you seem to have, sport.

    • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

      You don’t hate that people died you hate that someone might try to stop it, get help.

  • EOD

    Another Shooting in a Flaming Liberal State.

    What is up with these bastions of Liberalism?

    • Joe W.

      They have strict gun control laws, that’s what. Disarm the citizens and you embolden the nutcase criminals. Simple as that.

      • Rabid

        Exactly!!!

    • Rabid

      Thank the Maker I live in a “Shall Issue” state ( IN)!!!

  • MoxieLouise

    For one thing, the news outlets need to stop feeding us 24-7 shooting-shooting-shooting news. Report the news…responsibly…then give it a rest for awhile. Give the victims a break. Give everyone a break. Sheesh, no wonder crazy people go over the edge. Just my opinion.

    • nc

      Agreed!

    • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

      Let’s pretend it didn’t happen

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Yes, because ‘copycat’ crimes NEVER happen, now do they?

        Idiot.

        • Guest

          Name calling again. Not surprising this bad behaviour is coming from someone with a track record of it. Unfortunately, it’s pathetic and counter productive.

          A strong argument might have a chance of convincing someone, but name calling just serves to entrench the opposition.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            It’s not name calling when it’s true.

            Try again.

    • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

      Let’s pretend it didn’t happen

  • Paratisi

    The Occutards can’t maintain a firm enough grasp of reality, when Barrack O Claus is coming to town! How long til ABC identifies the shooter as a member of the Tea Party? 5….4….3….
    http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

    God Bless America!

  • FreelovingJ

    What is with mall shootings and Macy’s lately? That two in less than 7 days. Ridiculous.

  • Dawgfan70

    Probably some wingnut looking for his 15 minutes of fame. He’ll get his 15–15 years that is.

  • suebrowcounty

    I did most of my shopping on line this year. THis is just one reason why.

  • nytflyr

    nutjobs think the end of the world is in 6 days, what do they have to lose?

    • sgtbh

      The end of the world, as we know it, was November 2008.

  • nc

    Although I wasn’t there today, this is a place where I shop occasionally. Fashion Island actually is an “outdoor mall.” So you walk around outside from store to store. My understanding from local newspaper accounts (Orange County Register, LA Times) is the gunman fired about 50 shots, mostly up in the air or down in the ground, in the parking lot. Still, people understandably freaked out. Luckily he was quickly arrested before anyone was hurt.

    I agree with Louise, an earlier commenter, that the constant news of the Newtown shootings isn’t helping. It’s not the media’s fault, obviously, but there are raw nerves out there and calm is needed.

  • MadMagyar

    Hope everyone’s OK in the state-sized victim disarmament zone of Kommifornia. I used to love shopping there when I worked at UCI. Decided to move next door to America 30 years ago when it was evident this was coming. At least we have rights here and don’t have to wait 20 minutes or more for someone to “protect” us. We can take care of bad guys on our own just fine and prevent repeat offenders if necessary. Some responsibilities should never be delegated to bureaucrats, Newtown CT being an example.

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    Any shoppers at all packing heat for protection among all the shopping? Yeah…didn’t think so.

  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    Any shoppers at all packing heat for protection among all the shopping? Yeah…didn’t think so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    More Leftie Loon Chest thumping coming soon

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    More Leftie Loon Chest thumping coming soon

  • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

    You people truly are mad, 3 shootings in a week and yall still care more about guns.

    • BeyondPolls

      They all happened in Constitution-free zones.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      “Care more about guns”? No. Take responsibility for my own protection and that of my family? Yes.

      So…what would *YOU* do in the situation? CALL SOMEONE WITH A GUN and pray they get there in time.

      You’re truly an idiot.

  • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

    You people truly are mad, 3 shootings in a week and yall still care more about guns.

  • http://twitter.com/Beckett8 Beckett

    I posted a video right of the shots – did not make Twitchy. Starting to wonder why I follow them.

  • Guest

    Somebody said this guy only shout at the ground and up in the air? I pray thats the case and everyone is okay…
    But you know then that he was probably paid by some leftist organization to register as a republican, strap him with tea party books, turn his radio dial to Rush Limbaugh, and use it to push their agenda. Would that really surprise anybody coming from the left, honestly?

  • Sketti

    This was an anti gun nut who called the police on himself. He was trying to add fuel to the anti gun fire/agenda. Fortunately for him, he did this in CA, which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the US. Had this dumba~s done this in a place like Texas, his a~s would have been shot before he fired his 3rd round! I hope he gets some serious time for this but I won’t hold my breath. In CA we don’t lock up criminals anymore, we send them to Disneyland for rehab.