ALLEN, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement responded to a shooting at an outlet mall Saturday in the Dallas area where at least nine people have been hospitalized.
Calls about shots being fired came in about 3:40 p.m. from the Allen Premium Outlets in Allen, Texas.
According to the Allen Police Department, after police arrived on scene, an officer “engaged the suspect and neutralized the threat.”
Nine victims were taken from the scene to local hospitals by the Allen Fire Department. It is unclear at this time what condition the nine victims are in.
WFAA-TV reported that police on the scene said there were multiple victims, including children. Their conditions were not immediately known, but WFAA reported that the Collin County Sheriff said the shooter is dead.
Video shared on social media showed people running through a parking lot while gunfire could be heard.
More than 30 police cruisers with lights flashing were blocking an entrance to the mall, with multiple ambulances on the scene.
A live aerial broadcast from the news station showed armored trucks and other law enforcement vehicles stationed outside the sprawling outdoor mall.
Ambulances from several neighboring cities responded to the scene.
The Dallas office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded.
Allen, a suburb about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of downtown Dallas, has roughly 105,000 residents.