Eight people died when a gunman opened fire at the Allen Premium Outlets mall in Allen, Texas.
ALLEN, Texas – At least eight people were killed in a mass shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets mall in Allen, Texas on Saturday, May 6.
Many others were injured and are being treated in hospitals.
The suspected gunman, identified as Mauricio Garcia, was fatally shot by an officer at the scene, according to police.
The eight victims who died have not yet been officially identified by law enforcement, but President Joe Biden said in a statement Sunday that the victims included children.
Meanwhile, the families of the victims have begun identifying their loved ones who were killed.
This story will continue to be updated as more victims are identified.
Christian La Cour
Family members confirmed to WFAA that one of the victims in the Allen shooting was 20-year-old Christian LaCour, who was working as a security guard at the time of the shooting.
The family said they lived in the Collin County town of Farmersville, which is east of Allen.
LaCour’s mother said on Facebook that she and the family are “devastated”.
“He is [my] baby, my light, my peace and he’s gone,” Tracye Norris LaCour said. Right now there is nothing we need but prayers and time to mourn together as a family.