NORTH TEXAS (CBSNewsTexas) – Authorities have identified a family of four as some of the victims of the May 6 Allen Premium Outlet shooting.
Cindy and Kyu Cho, along with their 3-year-old son James, were killed. The couple’s 6-year-old son William was also injured, but survived. He had just celebrated his birthday, according to a GoFundMe set up in honor of the family.
Two other children are among the confirmed deceased. Fourth grader Daniela Mendoza and her sister, second grader Sofia, were killed. Their mother, Ilda, remains in critical condition. Daniela and Sofia’s principal, Krista Wilson, described them as “beams of sunshine.”
According to the Mass Shooting Tracker, Allen marked the 242nd mass shooting in the United States this year. Eight victims were killed and seven remain hospitalized. Their ages range from 5 to 61 years.
Medical City Healthcare said it continued to treat six patients at three hospitals since the shooting. Three are in critical condition, two patients are in fair condition, and one patient is in good condition.
The FBI is now assisting the Allen Police Department with this investigation and is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.