Gunman kills eight in shooting at Texas mall

A shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets in Texas has left eight dead, with victims ranging from a 5-year-old child to adults. The shooter, identified as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia, was engaged and neutralized by a responding police officer. Seven people were pronounced dead at the scene, while two others died at a hospital. The motive for the attack is not yet clear. President Joe Biden released a statement saying he and First Lady Jill Biden are praying for the families of the victims.

A shooting at Allen Premium Outlets in Texas left eight people dead, including the shooter, with multiple others injured. The incident occurred on Saturday when an officer responded to an unrelated call and heard gunshots.

The suspect was identified as Mauricio Garcia, aged 33, who was neutralized by the officer. President Joe Biden said the shooter was armed with an “AR-15 style assault weapon”. The authorities believe that the shooter acted alone, and there is no active threat at present. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.