Here’s a detailed timeline that takes a closer look at the mass shooting and what happened next.
ALLEN, Texas — Eight people were killed in a shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets mall in Allen, Texas on Saturday, May 6.
We’re continuing to learn more about the suspect, the victims, and how the shooting unfolded.
The WFAA team will be covering updates throughout the week.
Here’s a timeline that takes a closer look at the mass shooting and what happened next.
Saturday 6 May
3:36 pm: According to officials, the shooting occurred at about 3:36 pm at the Allen Premium Outlets, 820 W. Stacy Road.
Witnesses told WFAA they saw the shooter, who was reportedly dressed in black, near the location of the Fatburger restaurant in the mall complex. Witnesses also described the start of the shooting in front of the outlet’s H&M store.
The Allen Police Department confirmed that an officer responding to an unrelated incident in the area heard the shots and ran towards them.
3.40pm: The Allen Police Department said the officer “neutralized” the shooter near the Fatburger restaurant and called 911.
4:22pm: The Allen Police Department confirmed officers were on the scene at Allen Premium Outlets and an investigation was underway.
4.30pm: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) personnel. She said his department also had officers responding to the active shooter’s incident.
21:00: The Allen Police Department along with other local and state officials held a press conference at the Allen City Hall.
Allen Fire Chief Jonathan Boyd said nine people were dead, including the suspect. Seven people died at the scene and two died after being taken to a nearby hospital following the shooting.
Officials did not answer questions during this debriefing.
11:53pmOn Saturday night, FBI agents took evidence from a home in northeast Dallas where the suspect in the shooting, later identified as Mauricio Garcia, was recently living with his parents, according to WFAA sources. The FBI reportedly questioned Garcia’s family for hours.
Sunday 7 May
1:03 pm: Medical City Healthcare released a statement saying its trauma facilities have received eight patients from the Allen Premium Outlets shooting. Most of the patients arrived at Medical City McKinney, a level II trauma center.
At the time of release, Medical City McKinney said it had four patients, one in “fair condition” and three in “critical condition.” A patient has been transferred to Medical City Children’s Hospital and is in “fair condition”. One patient was flown directly to Medical City Plano, a Level I trauma center, and was currently listed in “fair condition.”
4:08 pm: According to a search warrant obtained exclusively by WFAA, investigators found several handguns, long guns, and ammunition inside Garcia’s gray 2014 Dodge Charger at the scene of the shooting.
The warrant did not list the weapon used.
The search warrant stated that Garcia’s driver’s license listed his current address as the Budget Suites of America in Dallas, which is an extended stay hotel. Hotel employees confirmed that Garcia had rented a room there, according to the warrant.
The search warrant for Garcia’s hotel room was obtained because police said they believed his residence contained additional evidence.
17:09: The Texas Department of Public Safety, which is conducting the investigation, confirmed the identity of the suspect as Mauricio Garcia.
Monday 8 May
7:00 am: Gov. Greg Abbott gave a press conference on the border and the end of Title 42. He was asked about the Allen shooting.
“The first step in bringing about some kind of resolution here, beyond providing insight into the response needed from the state of Texas, is knowing exactly why and how it happened,” Abbott said. “I believe the public will be much better informed in the coming days about why and how this happened. And this will inform us as Texas leaders about the next steps to take to try to prevent crimes like this from happening in the future.”
10:20: Groups arrived at Allen Premium Outlets with some people picking up their cars left in place. The mall remained closed at the time.
12:22: Medical City Healthcare has continued to treat six patients at three hospitals since the Allen Premium Outlets shooting.
Medical City McKinney had three patients in ‘critical condition and one patient in ‘good condition’ Medical City Plano had one patient in ‘fair condition’ Medical City Children’s Hospital had one patient in ‘good condition’.
1:18 pm: An Army official confirmed that Garcia joined the US Army in 2008 but was removed due to mental health issues.
“Mauricio Garcia joined the regular Army in June 2008,” U.S. Army Public Affairs spokeswoman Heather J. Hagan said in a news release. “He was fired three months later without completing initial entry training. He was not awarded a military occupational specialty. He had no deployments or awards. We do not provide discharge characterization for any soldier.”
An Army official further told WFAA that Garcia was “separated pursuant to the 2005 edition of Army Regulation 635-200, paragraph 5-17, Other designated physical or mental conditions.”
3:07pm: The Dallas Independent School District confirmed that Garcia graduated from Bryan Adams High School in 2008.
17:06: Investigators have positively identified all of the people in the shooting that killed Garcia, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The department also said another news conference would be held on Tuesday, May 9.
DPS would only release the names of adult victims.
Below is the list of adult victims:
- Christian LaCour, male, 20, Nevada, Texas
- Aishwarya Thatikonda, female, age 26, McKinney, Texas
- Elio Cumana-Rivas, male, age 32, Dallas, Texas
- Cindy Cho, female, age 35, Dallas, Texas
- Kyu Song Cho, male, age 37, Dallas, Texas
The other three, who were children, were identified by family and the school district.
- Daniela Mendoza, age 11, Sachse, Texas
- Sofia Mendoza, age 8, Sachse, Texas
- James Cho, age 3, Dallas, Texas
This is a developing story and we will continue to update it as we get more information.