David Fidel Mora-Rojas Wiki – Biography
David Fidel Mora-Rojas was identified as the father who shot and killed his three children, a man supervising their visitation, and himself in a church in Sacramento, California.
ABC News identified the suspect as Mora-Rojas. Authorities have not yet released the suspect’s or victims’ names.
“Just an unspeakable tragedy,” the sheriff of Sacramento County, Scott R. Jones, said in a news conference.
He said the mass shooting was “not a random act of violence and terrorism,” calling it an “extreme example of what could happen” and an “unfortunate tragic extreme case of domestic violence where… three innocent children’s lives were just cut tragically short.”
He was 39 years old.
A Father Shot His Three Children
According to Sgt. Rod Grassman, the suspect, was a father who “shot and killed his three daughters who are under the age of 15.”
Another person was also killed, he confirmed. The Associated Press reported that mora-Rojas opened fire “during a supervised visit with the girls” at the Sacramento church.
Police received a call at 5:07 p.m.
Police say a man shot a killed his three daughters and their chaperone at a church in Sacramento, California, before turning the gun on himself. pic.twitter.com/pbIefBU6Kj
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Grassman said the suspect took his own life. He said the motive is not clear. He said the shooting happened in a “conference room of some sort” in the main sanctuary area of the church.
The girls were ages 9, 10, and 13,
The mass shooting occurred on Monday, February 28, 2022. A church employee called 911, AP reported.
“Howe and Ethan and Howe and Cottage have a large police presence due to a shooting, please avoid the area. The Sheriffs Office PIO will be at the command Post located at the Home Depot on Howe and cottage,” the Sacramento County Sheriff wrote on Twitter.
The girls were members of the Natomas Unified School District, which released a statement saying, “There are very few words that can give comfort right now for this unspeakable tragedy. There will be a range of emotions from our students and staff, particularly at the schools where the students attended – Bannon Creek and Leroy Greene Academy.”
David Fidel Mora-Rojas Arrest History
Mora-Rojas has a previously booking for resisting an officer in Merced County, California, from February 23, 2022, according to Recently Booked.com. That page says he was 39 years old, male, Hispanic, 5 foot 8 inches tall, and 187 pounds.
The father’s criminal history is being scrutinized, authorities said, in addition to how long the restraining order was active. Leaders don’t yet know whether there were other supervised visits before this one.
The Sacramento Bee reported that Mora-Rojas was not legally supposed to possess a gun.