ALLEN, Texas (KETK) – The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the identities of the eight people shot and killed at Allen Premium Outlets on Saturday.
The following people died according to DPS:
- Female, age 11, Sachse, TX
- Female, age 8, Sachse, TX
- Kyu Song Cho, male, age 37, Dallas, TX
- Cindy Cho, female, age 35, Dallas, TX
- Male, age 3, Dallas, TX
- Christian LaCour, male, age 20, Nevada, TX
- Elio Cumana-Rivas, male, age 32, Dallas, TX
- Aishwarya Thatikonda, female, age 26, McKinney, TX
Law enforcement agencies are not releasing the names of anyone deceased or injured under 18.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed the identity of the suspect who killed nine people and left seven people injured in a shooting at Allen Premium Outlets on Saturday.
According DPS, the suspect, who was fatally shot on Saturday is Mauricio Garcia, 33 of Dallas. One official told The Associated Press that Garcia was staying at a motel nearby Allen Premium Outlets.
The Associated Press also reported that the official said several weapons were found at the scene including an AR-15 style rifle and a handgun.
According to authorities, nine people were transported to local hospitals after the shooting. Two of those people died, three are in critical condition and four are stable, officials said.
“As of Sunday morning, May 7, Medical City McKinney was treating four patients, one in fair condition and three in critical condition,” Allen Police Department said on Sunday morning. “One patient was transferred to Medical City Plano, a Level I Trauma Center, and is currently listed in fair condition. One patient was transferred to Medical City Children’s Hospital and is in fair condition. A ninth patient was treated at a different area hospital.”
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced on Sunday that they are the lead investigating agency in a joint investigation consisting of the Allen Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Texas Rangers.
Officials are working to insure that people who were at the mall can get their belongings back safely and the public should be notified about how to retrieve their property on Sunday afternoon.
If anyone has any information officials ask you to call 1-800-225-5324 or visit fbi.gov/allenmallshooting.
City of Allen mayor Ken Fulk issued the following statement:
“Today is a tragic day for the City of Allen, our citizens, our friends and visitors who were at the Allen Premium Outlets. We are a strong and caring community and we want all of the victims and their families impacted by this tragedy to know that we will wrap our arms around you, and we are here for you. The City of Allen pledges to offer our complete support. We know you are grieving, we are grieving. Rest assured, the nation and the world are also grieving.
Allen is a proud and safe city which makes today’s senseless act of violence even more shocking. However, I want to commend our police and fire departments for their quick response. Their thorough training not to hesitate to move toward the threat likely saved more lives today. We also want to thank all of our surrounding municipalities and law enforcement agencies for offering their assistance at the scene. This collective effort is what makes our North Texas communities united.
We know the days ahead will be difficult and somber. While we remember the victims of today’s shooting, we want to convey our appreciation for the condolences and notes we are receiving from all over the world. I have received calls from The White House, Governor Abbot and many other national, state and county officials who have reached out to the City of Allen to express their support and desire to help the Allen Community in any way possible. On behalf of the city council, our law enforcement personnel, first responders and all of our city employees – we will remain strong and stand united.”Mayor Ken Fulk
Allen Police Department released the following update after the scene was secured:
“At 3:36 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023, an Allen Police Department officer on an unrelated call heard gunshots at Allen Premium Outlets. The officer engaged the suspect and neutralized the threat. He then called for emergency personnel. Nine victims were transported to local hospitals by Allen Fire Department. A multi-agency response helped secure the mall. There is no longer an active threat. A reunification point has been created on Chelsea Boulevard. Our hearts are with the individuals and families impacted by this tragic event. Another briefing will be provided later this evening with additional details.”Allen Police Department
The Collin County Sheriff reportedly confirmed multiple deaths including children and the alleged active shooter around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Rep. Keith Self from Texas’s 3rd congressional district said on Twitter that a shooter is down and there are multiple casualties at the Allen Premium Outlets.
Gov. Greg Abbott released the following statement:
“Our hearts are with the people of Allen, Texas tonight during this unspeakable tragedy. I have been in contact with Mayor Fulk and DPS Director McCraw as well as other state and local leaders and offered the full support of the State of Texas to local officials to ensure all needed assistance and resources are swiftly deployed, including DPS officers, Texas Rangers, and investigative resources.”Gov. Greg Abbott
Rep. Self shared the following statement on his Twitter:
“We are devastated by the tragic news of the shootings that took place at the Allen Premium Outlets today. Our prayers are with the victims and their families and all law enforcement on the scene.
This is an ongoing situation, but Allen PD has full control of the scene. A shooter is down and there are multiple casualties. They are continuing to work to ensure the scene is safe. The public is being asked to stay away from that area while this investigation continues.”Rep. Keith Self
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued the following statement:
“Please join Jan and me in mourning the victims of the unspeakable tragedy in Allen. Please also join us in prayer for the victims’ families and friends along with the residents of Allen. We are grateful for our brave first responders who were deployed to stop the shooter and investigate this hideous crime. We are thankful for their bravery and courage.”Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
According to ATF Dallas, personnel from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Dallas Field Division are responding to the “active shooter incident” as well.
This story is still developing and will be updated once officials release more information.
The Allen Police Department shared the following statement on social media:
“Law enforcement is on the scene at Allen Premium Outlets. An active investigation is underway. Please avoid the area until further update.”Allen Police Department