US: Police responds to reports of shooting at shopping mall in Texas
7 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Gunshots were fired at the Allen Premium Outlets mall in Allen, Texas of United States on Saturday, The New York Times reported citing authorities.
Gunshots were fired at the Allen Premium Outlets mall in Allen, Texas of United States on Saturday, The New York Times reported citing authorities. Law enforcement agencies were at Allen Premium stores, according to the Allen Police Department, and a “active investigation is underway.”
Taking to its official Twitter handle, Allen Police Department stated, “Law enforcement is on the scene at Allen Premium Outlets. An active investigation is underway. Please avoid the area until further update.” Sgt. Jessica Pond of the Collin County Sheriff’s Office said that “there’s some possibly wounded.” However, they could not provide further details, The New York Times reported.
People were seen running through a parking lot in front of a shopping centre in a video that went viral on social media. In the distance, loud popping sounds could be heard. According to a news report, Allen Premium Outlets is an outdoor shopping centre located about 25 miles north of Dallas.
For his shift at the Champs Sports outlet store, Brayson Jones had arrived early, and he was in his car when he heard “probably 20-plus shots.” According to Brayson Jones, he observed customers leaving stores quickly. He added that a stranger had run up to his car and asked him to let him inside before the two of them sped off.
According to CNN, a shooter opened fire in an Atlanta hospital waiting room on the 11th floor on May 3. At least one person was killed and four others were hurt.
According to Atlanta Police Department Chief Darin Schierbaum, who provided details about the incident, the shooter shot five people, one of whom passed away immediately. At 12:08 p.m. ET on Wednesday, officers were first called to the Northside Hospital Medical in Midtown Atlanta, according to Schierbaum.