8 killed, 7 wounded at Texas mall shooting

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Authorities said at least eight people were killed and another seven wounded when a gunman opened fire Saturday afternoon at Allen Premium Outlets, a mall in Allen, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. The suspect was shot and killed by an officer, officials confirmed.

In a Saturday night news conference, Allen Fire Chief Jonathan Boyd told reporters that six victims were pronounced dead at the scene, and another nine were rushed by paramedics to local hospitals. Two of those who were transported later died, Boyd said.

Three of the wounded victims were in “critical surgery,” and four others were stable, Boyd disclosed. No names were immediately released.

Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey reported that an officer was on an unrelated call at 3:36 p.m. local time when he heard gunshots, responded, and “neutralized” the suspect, who died at the scene.

“He heard gunshots, located the gunshots, located the shooter, neutralized the threat,” Harvey said.

The shooter is believed to have acted alone, Harvey added. Authorities declined to provide further details or take questions.

Read more at CBSnews.com

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