Saturday afternoon in Allen, Texas, brought a horrible tragedy as a shooting at Allen Premium Outlets left eight people dead and seven injured. Allen Fire Department Chief Jonathan Boyd reported that four of the wounded were stable, while three patients were in critical condition. The total number of fatalities comes to nine, including the suspect.
Police Chief Brian Harvey stated that a police officer on an unrelated call was close by when the shooting happened at 3:36 p.m. The officer was able to take action to eliminate the threat, which is confirmed by a law enforcement source speaking to Fox News, who believes the suspected shooter acted alone.
ATF Dallas Field Division agents, FBI officials, and the Allen Police Department were on the scene at the shooting. The Allen PD advised everyone to stay away from the area until further notice. Governor Greg Abbott released a statement expressing his sorrow and reassured local authorities that the state would provide sources.
“Our hearts are with the people of Allen, Texas, tonight during this unspeakable tragedy,” Abbott announced. “I am in close contact with Mayor Fulk and DPS Director McCraw, as well as other state and local leaders, offering the full support of the State of Texas to the locals. This includes DPS officers, Texas Rangers, and investigative resources.”
The incident at Allen Premium Outlets has left city residents in mourning and despair. Eight innocent people have been killed, with seven more in the hospital, some seriously. The responding police officer resolved the situation, and the suspected shooter is dead. The ATF Dallas Field Division, FBI, and Allen Police Department were all on the case, and Governor Greg Abbott assured the state support. Our thoughts and prayers are with Allen, Texas, in the wake of the tragedy.