Allen Premium Outlets Shooting Updates: 8 killed, 7 injured; shooter 'neutralized'
ByFunAsia 07 May 2023 05:43 AM 73

Officials responded to the Allen Premium Outlets to examine a shooting Saturday evening that killed 8 victims and sent others to medical clinics, with a victim as young as a 5-year-old.

The Allen Police Department reported that one of its officials was present at the center for an unrelated call when he heard gunshots after 3:30 p.m.

That officer "engaged the suspect and neutralized the threat," police said.

9 people passed away, including the shooter. 7 were pronounced dead on the scene, while two others passed away at the hospital.

A representative for Medical City Healthcare said eight victims ranging from 5 to 61 years old are being treated at their facilities.

Police said there is no active threat now, and they accept the shooter acted alone.

Scared customers hid toward the rear of stores as police answered the shooting.

Got boxes to shut the door because we didn’t know where the shooter was, mayhem and panic," Abu Akther.

"I heard at least 30 gunshots in rapid concession," one person recalled.

Officers went through stores individually, in the long run allowing customers to exit with their hands up.

The truth set in for hundreds Saturday evening as individuals embraced while being brought together.

A reunification point has been made on Chelsea Boulevard.

Anyone who saw the shooting or has a video can call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

Texas Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement following the shooting:

"Our hearts are with the people of Allen, Texas tonight during this unspeakable tragedy," said Governor Abbott. "I have been in contact with Mayor Fulk and DPS Director McCraw as well as other state and local leaders and offered the full support of the State of Texas to local officials to ensure all needed assistance and resources are swiftly deployed, including DPS officers, Texas Rangers, and investigative resources."

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