At least nine people were killed and seven others injured in a shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets mall on Saturday afternoon, and a police officer killed the shooter.
Here’s what we know so far:
“Active Shooter Incident”
At 4:30 pm, the Dallas office of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said he was answering to an “active shooter incident” at the mall on the 800 block of West Stacy Road near US Highway 75.
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In the dashcam video, a person can be seen getting out of a silver sedan in the mall parking lot. The shooter opens fire at people on a sidewalk.
Dozens of shots can be heard as the shooter approaches shoppers and the vehicle recording the footage drives away.
Where did the shooting take place?
The helicopter footage showed at least four white tarps next to what appeared to be blood on the concrete outside an H&M store.
How many people were killed and injured?
Nine people were killed, including the shooter.
Authorities said seven people were pronounced dead at the outlet, including the gunman. Nine victims were taken to hospital and two of them later died.
At least three of the seven surviving patients taken to local hospitals were in critical condition on Sunday, according to a statement from Medical City Healthcare.
The three critically ill patients listed were being treated at Medical City McKinney. A fourth patient, also being treated at the hospital, was listed in “fair condition”. Two other patients were listed in fair condition, one being treated at Medical City Plano and the other at Medical City Children’s Hospital.
It was not immediately clear which hospital the latest patient was admitted to and what his condition was as of Sunday afternoon.
Allen Police said an officer who was nearby on an unrelated call and heard the shots “engaged the suspect and neutralized the threat” and then called for emergency responders.
The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed in a Sunday press release that the attacker was Mauricio Garcia. Officials said he was 34, while public records list him as 33.
This was reported by law enforcement sources The Dallas Morning News Sunday that the agencies were executing search warrants late Saturday evening at the Budget Suites hotel at 8150 N Stemmons Freeway and at a home in northeast Dallas.
It’s unclear how long the alleged gunman stayed at the hotel.
Dozens of law enforcement vehicles from several North Texas agencies were seen parked near the mall, including Allen, Frisco, McKinney and Wylie Police and Collin County Trooper.
Agents from the ATF and the Texas Department of Public Safety were also at the scene.
Police said agencies secured the scene and there was no longer an active threat on Saturday evening.
What are Texas lawmakers saying?
In a statement, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called Saturday’s shooting an “unspeakable tragedy.”
“Our hearts go out to the people of Allen, Texas,” she wrote.
In an interview with Fox News, Abbott said he’s going to Allen on Sunday to “begin the process of providing hope and healing.”
On Twitter, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who lives in McKinney, a few miles from the mall, said he was “praying for these families and for law enforcement.”
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick also asked for prayers for the families and friends of the victims.
“We are grateful for our brave first responders who were deployed to stop the shooter and investigate this horrific crime,” Patrick said in an emailed statement.
The mall, about 35 miles north of Dallas, is owned by Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
One of the busiest malls in North Texas, the mall consists of 120 stores, including Coach, Tory Burch and Michael Kors. Across US 75 is Fairview Town Center and the Village at Allen with Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Old Navy, Best Buy and Target.