At least nine people died this Saturday and a still undetermined number were injured after a shooting in a shopping center in the city of Allen, in Texas, in the southern United States. Police point to an armed individual acting alone.
The sheriff’s office reported the event through social networks, details of which are still unknown, while the local press published images of hundreds of people leaving the shopping center, which was evacuated.
198 mass shootings so far this year
According to the BNO news portal, aerial images taken by a press helicopter show the bodies of at least four people, lying on the ground.
Allen police reported that an active investigation is underway and asked citizens to avoid going near the area, an establishment called Allen Premium Outlets.
It did not report, however, whether the alleged perpetrator or perpetrators of the shooting were killed, detained, or if they are still active.
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.