Nine dead in Texas shopping mall mass killing, including shooter

A law enforcement officer walks as people are evacuated from a shopping center where a shooting occured Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas. Photo Courtesy: AP via New York Daily News

Kathmandu: Nine people died Saturday in a mass killing at a suburban Dallas outlet mall that sent hundreds of shoppers fleeing in panic, local authorities said.

The shooter was among the dead in the violence in Allen, Texas, said local news reports, New York Daily News reported.

Seven people died at the scene, and two more died at hospitals, said officials. Hospital officials said they had treated victims between ages 5 and 61. Some of the wounded remained in critical condition, reports said.

Fulk spoke at a televised news conference with the city’s police chief and a host of local politicians.

Officials released few details of the shooting, saying it remained under investigation.

Police had feared a second shooter was involved, but Allen police said on Twitter several hours later that there was no active threat.

Shots were first reported around 3:40 p.m. local time at Allen Premium Outlets, in the suburb north of Dallas.