police A shooting in a crowded Dallas suburban mall on Saturday left several people injured, authorities said.
There was no word on the number of people killed or injured at the Allen Premium Outlets mall, where the shooting occurred, about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Dallas.
Local ABC affiliate WFAA television reported, citing the Collin County sheriff, that several people were injured, including children, and the shooter was killed at the scene.
Video footage captured by local media showed police officers dragging shoppers out of the mall, with squad cars and emergency vehicles parked near the entrances.
Blood was seen on the sidewalks outside the mall and white sheets covered what appeared to be bodies.
Allen and Collin County police could not immediately be reached for comment.
“Law enforcement is present at Allen Premium Outlets. An active investigation is underway. Please avoid the area until further update,” the Allen Police Department said in a Twitter post.
allen, Texasis a community of about 100,000 people.
Mass shootings have become commonplace in the United States, with at least 198 mass shootings so far in 2023, the most at this point in the year since at least 2016, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The nonprofit group defines a mass shooting as any shooting that injures or kills four or more people, and does not include the shooter.


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