Authorities said that several people were wounded in a shooting incident at a shopping center in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, and that the police were dealing with the incident.
No deaths were reported and the number of injured people inside the Allen Premium Outlets mall, which is located 25 miles northeast of Dallas, was not disclosed.
Fox 4 News helicopter in Allen,Texas shows the bloody aftermath of the mass shooting at the mall. Showing about 4 covered up bodies but blood is visible.— Pelayo Secundus (@PelayoSecundus) May 6, 2023
They’re probably going to receive criticism for this. Imaging looking 4 your relative who was there & seeing their backpack. pic.twitter.com/c9y17cwkyo
Allen, Texas: People running as you hear shots being fired, just another typical Saturday here in America. Now for the Kentucky Derby. pic.twitter.com/PjXX6FpuGv— Ｎｅｒｄｙ 🅰🅳🅳🅸🅲🆃 (@Nerdy_Addict) May 6, 2023
CNN reported that one suspect was shot dead, but police are searching for a second shooter at the Allen Premium Outlets mall in Allen City.
#BREAKING: Reports of deaths and injuries following active shooter situation at shopping mall in Allen, Texas; area being evacuated pic.twitter.com/FvgiXn9u0t— I.E.N. (@BreakingIEN) May 6, 2023
Footage broadcast by local media showed police rushing shoppers out of the mall, with police cars and emergency vehicles parked near the entrances.
Mass shootings have become commonplace in the United States, and the number of such incidents has reached at least 198 so far this year, the most so far this year since 2016.