Free counseling provided to Collin County residents impacted by the Allen shooting

LifePath Systems says it is looking to provide free emotional support, trauma response, and licensed physician services.

COLLIN COUNTY, Texas — Collin County mental health authorities are providing a safe space for all residents who have been affected by the mass shooting in Allen.

LifePath Systems shared on social media that they are offering free counseling to the Collin County community. Anyone wishing to speak with a counselor can call 972-422-5939 or visit the LifePath Systems website.

The team also says it is working with local and state officials to provide free emotional support, trauma response, and licensed medical services to help anyone affected by the shooting.

“We are saddened by the families affected by this senseless act of violence and the entire Allen community,” the team wrote on social media.

What do we know 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 death at a news conference Saturday night and that seven people were still being treated in area hospitals.

The names of the victims were not 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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