6-year-old boy celebrating his birthday at Allen Mall is now the family’s sole survivor after a mass shooting; Relatives raise over $1 million

ALLEN, Texas – A 6-year-old boy has tragically become the sole survivor of his family following the mass shooting at an Allen outlet mall.

The shooting was said to be the second deadliest shooting to date in the United States this year.

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The boy, William, has lost both his parents, Kyu Song Cho, 37, and Cindy Cho, 35, and his brother James, 3, according to a GoFundMe campaign.

William had just celebrated his birthday four days before the shooting. He was admitted to intensive care after the shooting but has since been released.

The mass crash claimed the lives of eight victims. They were identified as Daniela Mendoza, 11, and Sofia Mendoza, 8, Christian LaCour, 20, Aishwarya Thatikonda, 26, and Elio Cumana-Rivas, 32.

The gunman was identified as Mauricio Garcia, 33. He was shot and killed by the police.

Authorities say they believe the suspect, armed with an AR-15-style assault weapon, was a neo-Nazi sympathizer.

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According to the Mass Shooting Tracker, Allen marked the 242nd mass shooting in the United States this year.

Relatives of the Cho family have raised over $1 million in donations to help with unexpected expenses.

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