At Least 9 Dead, Including Gunman in Texas Mall Shooting

At Least 9 Dead Including Gunman in Texas Mall Shooting

In the most recent case of gun violence to hit the United States, the offender got out of a silver automobile and started shooting people at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas. This caused hundreds of shoppers to escape in fear. Witnesses at the Allen Premium Outlets informed the Associated Press that they witnessed numerous victims, some of whom were youngsters, a police officer, and a mall security guard who appeared to be comatose on the ground.

Nine patients had been rushed to hospitals, according to an Allen Police Facebook post. Eight patients between the ages of 5 and 61 are being treated, according to a written statement from Medical City Healthcare, a medical group in the Dallas area. An internet dashcam footage depicted a gunman getting out of a car outside the mall and starting to shoot at pedestrians on the sidewalk.

The sound of more than 30 gunfire could be heard as the vehicle that was filming the incident accelerated. At 3.36 p.m. (local time), an Allen Police officer was in the area responding to an unrelated complaint, according to a post on the police department’s Facebook page. “The policeman confronted the culprit and removed the danger.


After that, he made an emergency call. Allen Fire Department said in a Facebook post that nine individuals were sent to nearby hospitals. The threat is no longer present. An examination of data from The AP/USA Today shows that mass killings are occurring in the US at an alarmingly high rate this year—about one per week on average.

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According to the White House, President Biden had been briefed about the shooting, and the administration had assisted local officials. Greg Abbott, a Republican governor of Texas who has eased gun controls in the wake of previous school shootings, termed it an “unspeakable tragedy.” Keith Self, a representative for Texas’ 3rd Congressional District, which includes Allen, posted a comment on Twitter expressing his sorrow.

“Our prayers are with the victims and their families as well as all law enforcement on the scene,” he wrote. On Saturday night, a large group of shoppers in the hundreds gathered in front of the mall. Officers walked among them and questioned people about what they had observed. Using his headphones, 35-year-old Fontayne Payton could hear gunshots as he was shopping at H&M.

Payton remarked, “It was so loud. It sounded like it was right outside.” Before staff led the party into the fitting rooms and then a secure rear area, shoppers in the store dispersed, he claimed. Payton noticed the store had shattered glass and a blood trail leading to the door when they were given the all-clear to depart. Nearby were some abandoned sandals and bloody clothing.

Outside, Payton noticed bodies. He said, “I hope it wasn’t kids, but it looked like kids.” He claimed the victims were slumped over bags on the ground and wrapped in white towels. “When I walked out to see that,” he recalled, “it broke me.” He could see the body of a large man wearing all black further distance. Because it had not been covered up like the other dead, Payton claimed he assumed it was the shooter. Stan and Mary Ann Greene were perusing the Columbia clothing section when the shooting began.

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Mary Ann Greene told The Associated Press, “We had just gotten in, just a couple minutes earlier, and we just heard a lot of loud popping.” The security barrier was quickly rolled down by staff, who then moved everyone to the back of the store until police arrived and led everybody out, according to the Greens. People were seen sprinting through a parking lot while gunfire could be heard in a video posted on social media.

A mall entrance was blocked by more than 30 police cars with their lights flashing, and numerous ambulances were also present. Armored trucks and other law enforcement vehicles were stationed outside the enormous mall, as shown in a live aerial video from the news outlet. Around 105,000 people live in Allen, a suburb about 40 kilometers north of Dallas.


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