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At least nine dead in a shooting at a Texas shopping center

Police tape after another event in Texas, in a file image.

Washington (BLAZETRENDS).- At least nine people died this Saturday, including the attacker, and seven more were injured after a shooting that took place in a shopping center in the city of Allen, in Texas, in the southern United States.

According to Allen Police Department Chief Brian Harvey, the shooter was restrained by a police officer who was at the mall following an unrelated call.

When he heard the shots, the policeman “saw” and then “neutralized” the suspect before calling ambulances, which evacuated several wounded.

Six people and the attacker were found dead at the scene, while nine were transported to hospitals and two of them died at the medical center.

Three others are receiving “critical surgeries” and four are “in stable condition,” the police chief said. At least one of the deceased is a child.

The images published by the media show how dozens of people left the shopping center, many of them with their hands above their heads.

According to the BNO news portal, the man arrived by car, stopped at a store belonging to the H&M chain, got out of his vehicle and immediately opened fire indiscriminately against the people who were buying.

After what happened, the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, issued a statement in which he explained that he is in contact with the mayor of the municipality and has offered him “all the support of the state”, “the necessary assistance and resources.”

“Our hearts go out to the people of Allen, Texas, tonight during this unspeakable tragedy,” the Republican said.
The United States has experienced at least 198 mass shootings so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines mass shootings as those in which four or more people are killed, not including the perpetrator of the attack.

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