Update: FIX: An earlier version of this story included a social media post from a relative that incorrectly stated a victim’s age. The other victims have not yet been identified.
North Texans grieved Sunday after gunfire that killed eight and injured seven others at an Allen mall, leaving the community grappling with the second-deadliest mass shooting in the United States this year.
Just after 3:30 p.m. Saturday, police said an officer who was nearby on an unrelated call heard gunfire at the Allen Premium Outlets on the 800 block of West Stacy Road near US Highway 75.
According to police, the officer “engaged the suspect and neutralized the threat” and then called the emergency services. The shooter, who according to police acted alone, was one of seven people pronounced dead at the scene.
Nine other victims were taken to hospital, where two of them later died. Three of the seven injured victims were in critical condition and four were stable, police said on Saturday.
Here’s what we know about the lives lost.
Christian La Cour, 20 years old
Christian LaCour, a 20-year-old Farmersville resident, was one of eight people killed, a family member confirmed Sunday.
The relative said The Dallas Morning News that LaCour was “a sweet, thoughtful young man who was much loved by [their] family.” Several social media posts claimed that LaCour was a security guard.
“She was such a beautiful soul, 20 years old with goals for her future,” one post said. “I was so proud of him.”
“Words can’t even begin to describe the devastation our family feels,” reads another post. “There will always be a void.”