Police respond to shooting at Allen Premium Outlets near Dallas, Texas

  • Police responded to a shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets outside of Dallas, Texas.
  • There were multiple victims, including children, police told WFAA-TV.
  • A sheriff also confirmed to the local station that the suspected shooter is dead.

Police responded to a shooting at a shopping center near the Dallas area on Saturday.

Calls about shots came in around 3:40 p.m. from the Allen Premium Outlets in Allen, Texas, a suburb about 25 miles north of downtown Dallas with about 105,000 residents.

An Allen police dispatcher confirmed the department was investigating a shooting.

WFAA-TV reported Police said there were multiple victims, including children. His condition was not immediately known, but the outlet reported that the Collin County Sheriff said the shooter was dead.

A video shared on social media showed people running through a parking lot as gunshots rang out.

More than 30 police squad cars with flashing lights blocked the entrance to the mall, with several ambulances on the scene. A live aerial broadcast from the news station showed armored trucks and other police vehicles parked outside the sprawling open-air mall. Ambulances from several neighboring cities came to the scene.

The Dallas office of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded.

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