A shooting at a mall in Allen, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, on Saturday afternoon has left at least nine people hospitalized and an unknown number of fatalities, according to local authorities. The Allen Police Department reported that a suspected shooter was killed by an officer at the scene.
A video has surfaced of the alleged shooter after he was killed by a police officer. The video below is censored, but the uncensored version can be viewed here. (Caution: graphic.)
Censored video showing the mass shooting suspect dead on the ground at the Allen Premium Outlets mall in Allen, Texas. The suspect, who appears to be white and possibly in his 20s, is seen wearing tactical clothing. pic.twitter.com/EvfZXOSyYO
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In the uncensored video, you can see that the suspect was dressed in black, but with Converse sneakers. He had several magazines on his person and a rifle by his side.
As can be heard in the dash cam video, the weapon or weapons used was an automatic rifle or one modified to fire at a higher rate of fire.
🚨#UPDATE: Here’s what we know about the deadly mass shooting
– It took place in the parking lot of the Outlet mall in Allen, Texas
– the suspected shooter arrived in the car, stopped at H&M. He got out and immediately opened fire
– “Pile of bodies including children” in front of the H&M poster…
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There also appear to be false or misleading reports about the suspects being “black” and shouting epithets about the victims. The graphic video, however, appears to be authentic, but filmed afterwards.
The incident occurred around 3:35 pm (2030 UTC) at the Allen Premium Outlets mall, located about 25 miles northeast of Dallas. Police responded to reports of shots fired and immediately began working to evacuate shoppers and store employees.
While details of the incident are still emerging, local news station WFAA has reported that children were among the dead and injured. Eyewitnesses said they saw several bodies covered in sheets when they were given permission to leave the shops where they had been hiding.
Police Chief Brian Harvey confirmed the fatalities but did not provide a specific death toll, saying officials “do not have an accurate count” at this time. He added that more information about the shooting would be released later in the evening.
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