Eight people died and seven others were injured Saturday after a gunman opened fire at an outdoor mall north of Dallas, Texas, officials said.
The alleged gunman died after a confrontation with police at the Allen Premium Outlets, the scene of the shooting, Allen Police Department officials said. Nine additional people were transferred to hospitals, where two later died, officials said. The hospitalized victims' ages range from 5 to 61 years old, authorities said.
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday to the outlets in the Dallas suburb, where an active shooter incident had been reported.
"This is a tragedy. People will be looking for answers," Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey said during a press briefing. "We're sorry that those families are experiencing that loss."
Aerial footage from the scene showed shoppers being evacuated from the stores, many with their arms raised in the air.
Not the 1st shooting in Dallas in 2023. My cousin lives there and she says that it's a daily thing.