9 People Dead After Mass Shooting in Texas

Tragedy struck the city of Allen, Texas, on Saturday afternoon as an active shooter situation at Allen Premium Outlets left eight people dead and seven injured. According to Allen Fire Department Chief Jonathan Boyd, four of the injured victims are stable, and three remain in critical condition. Nine people died overall, seven at the scene and two later succumbing to their wounds, including the suspected shooter.

Police Chief Brian Harvey reported that a police officer was on an unrelated call nearby when the shooting occurred at 3:36 p.m. The officer was able to “engage the suspect and neutralize the threat,” according to police. A law enforcement the suspected shooter is dead, and they believe they acted alone.

The ATF Dallas Field Division and FBI officials responded to the incident, and the Allen Police Department asked everyone to avoid the area until further notice. Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement regarding the tragedy, conveying his condolences and affirming that the state will provide resources to local officials. “Our hearts are with the people of Allen, Texas, tonight during this unspeakable tragedy,” Abbott said in his statement. “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.”

The shocking events that unfolded in the city of Allen, Texas, on Saturday afternoon, serve as a tragic reminder of the lasting effects of gun violence. Eight innocent lives were lost, and seven more were injured due to this senseless act. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Allen, Texas.