Shooting at Allen Outlets: Classmates wear yellow in honor of Mendoza sisters

Wylie, Texas – There has been an outpouring of support for two of the youngest victims of the mass shooting at Allen Premium Outlets.

On Wednesday, students will pay tribute to sisters Daniela and Sofia Mendoza by wearing their favorite color to school.

Cox Elementary has asked students and staff to wear yellow in honor of their classmates.

Officials said Daniela, 11, and Sofia, 8, were among the eight victims of Saturday’s shooting.

A close friend of the family told FOX 4 that their mother was also shot in the leg and shoulder. She remains hospitalized.

They were at the outlet shopping for an upcoming family trip to Cancun.

Sachse Mayor Jeff Bickerstaff said he is working with the Wylie Independent School District to see how they can support the family.

“My initial reaction was that I felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. I was sick to my stomach. It is heartbreaking to hear that two young lives in our community have been lost,” Mayor Bickerstaff said.

The sisters also cheered on the Wylie Elite.

In a social media post, the group said they are collecting gift cards for family throughout the week. These can be left at the Wylie Elite facility.

The City of Allen also has a verified list of fundraisers on its website.

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