Allen: Shoppers flee in panic as gunman kills eight in Texas mall mass shooting

The sound of gunfire sent shoppers fleeing as a gunman rampaged through a mall in the Dallas area of Texas before he was shot by police, ITV News reports

A gunman has killed eight people and wounded seven others in a mass shooting at a Texas mall that sent hundreds of shoppers fleeing in panic.

Witnesses at the mall described the sounds of gunshot and a virtual stampede of shoppers, as workers and customers hid in shops.

A police officer who happened to be nearby shot the gunman dead following the shooting at a Dallas-area mall on Saturday, authorities said.

Police did not immediately provide details about the victims, but witnesses reported seeing children among them.

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Three of the injured were said to be critically injured in the shooting at the mall in the town of Allen, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of downtown Dallas and has a population of roughly 105,000.

Allen Fire Chief Jonathan Boyd said seven people including the shooter died at the scene. Nine victims were taken to area hospitals, but two died.

An Allen Police officer was in the area on an unrelated call when he heard shots at 3.36pm Saturday, the police department wrote on Facebook.

“The officer engaged the suspect and neutralised the threat. He then called for emergency personnel,” it added.

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