Shooting at US mall kills nine people

WASHINGTON, May 7th. At least nine people were killed and seven injured in a shooting at a mall in Dallas, USA on Saturday night by an unidentified person, media reported today.

According to local police, seven people died on the spot, two more in the hospital, three injured are in critical condition.

According to CBS News, the age of the shooting victims ranged from five to 61 years old.

Allen Police Chief Brian E. Harvey offered his condolences to the families and said law enforcement officials had “neutralized” the suspect, who was also killed in the attack.

“It’s a tragedy. People will be looking for answers. And we’re just sorry these families are going through such a loss,” Harvey said, quoted by The Hill.

Authorities declined to provide further information or answer questions, but FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents asked anyone with mobile phone footage of the shooting to contact them.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he has reached out to state and local officials to offer “the full support of the State of Texas” and “ensure that all assistance and resources are provided quickly.”

“Our hearts go out to the people of Allen, Texas during this unspeakable tragedy,” Abbott added.

A White House spokesman confirmed to CBS News that President Joe Biden has been briefed on the shooting and is monitoring the situation.

This is the third shooting this weekend since two people died Friday night, one in Texas and one in Mississippi.

According to the Archive of Gun Violence, the number of cases of gun violence seems overwhelming in the United States, where there have been almost 160 mass shootings in just three and a half months since the start of the year.

A Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that concern and fear about gun violence is widespread in the United States, with most families affected by a gun incident.

Statistics show that one in five adults have had a loved one killed by a firearm, including by homicide and suicide, CNN reports, warning that these deadly trends are part of the country’s epidemic of violence.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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