Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce apologizes for ‘insensitive’ social media post following fatal mall mass shooting

The chamber shared a Facebook post warmly welcoming the ‘Pulling Triggers, Pulling Corks’ organization to its membership on Sunday morning. They later deleted the post.

ALLEN, Texas – The Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce apologized on social media for a post it shared on their Facebook page Sunday.

The chamber released a scheduled post Sunday morning that warmly welcomed the “Pulling Triggers, Pulling Corks” group to its ranks, the morning after a deadly mass shooting in his hometown at the Allen Premium Outlets mall.

After sharp criticism for the post, the chamber took down the social media post and later issued an apology.

In an apology, the chamber said that while scheduling posts in advance is standard practice for its social media policy, this particular post was deleted because it was “insensitive and shouldn’t have been posted” in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s shooting. afternoon. that at least nine dead and many more injured.

“These senseless acts of violence have no place in any community and our deepest condolences go out to the victims, their families and the communities of Allen and Fairview,” the House wrote.

According to its website, “Pulling Triggers and Pulling Corks” is a group for people who like to learn about firearms and drinks like wine or whiskey.

“Pulling Triggers and Pulling Corks is the fusion of two fantastic worlds, which can be enjoyed individually or combined during an event… but never simultaneously,” the website reads.

The Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce’s deleted post about the company included a photo of Pulling Triggers and the Pulling Corkk logo, which features a gun firing and a champagne bottle being uncorked in celebration.

What do we know so far about the Allen shooting?

Nine people died, including the suspect, in a shooting at an Allen outlet on Saturday afternoon, and President Joe Biden confirmed the victims who died included children, though he didn’t specify how many.

Several law enforcement agencies responded to the mass shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets on Saturday.

Allen Fire Chief Jonathan Boyd confirmed the deaths at a news conference Saturday night and also said seven people were still being treated in area hospitals.

The names of the victims have not yet been disclosed. The suspected shooter has been identified as Mauricio Garcia, 33, according to law enforcement sources.

Biden’s statement also said the suspect was “in tactical gear armed with an AR-15-style assault weapon” as he shot people in the Allen Premium Outlets mall.

“Eight Americans — including children — were killed yesterday in the latest act of gun violence to ravage our nation,” Biden said. “Jill and I are praying for their families and others who are seriously injured, and we are grateful to the first responders who acted quickly and courageously to save lives.”

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