Dead and wounded in a shooting in a shopping center in Texas, USA.

A number of people, including children, were killed or injured when a gunman opened fire in a shopping center in Texas (USA) on Saturday, “firing his weapon all over the place,” according to what was reported by the authorities and various sources. Reports compiled by the American newspaper “The New York Times” without giving figures.

According to the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, the shooter, who caused mayhem around 3:30 p.m. local time, It has already been droppedalthough potential third parties are still being sought.

The shooting took place in Allen, a small suburb north of Dallas. Footage circulating online shows local police sweeping through stores as if searching for the shooter around 6pm local time, more than two hours after the police called the points of sale.

Police said the scene was still active, and shoppers were seen fleeing from the sounds of gunfire, US Mail Online reported.

Another video from the air shows citizens being escorted out of the facility, many of them raising their hands to their heads and looking visibly stunned.

“We were outside the Converse store and we heard all these explosions,” a woman who was shopping with her daughter told Fox News Television. “We all paused, and then a second later it was just ‘pop, pop, pop, pop, pop’ and there were sparks flying like they were right in front of us.”

A 17-year-old boy spoke to The New York Times and stated that he was in his car, because he had arrived early for his shift at a store when he heard “maybe more than 20 shots” and saw people running out of the place.

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The young man picked up a stranger in his car and the two left the mall. He added, “As soon as I heard the gunfire and people screaming, I didn’t wait to see what was happening, joined in the back and got out of there.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wanted to express his condolences to all the victims and their families in a statement picked up by Fox News: “Our thoughts are with the people of Allen, Texas tonight during this unspeakable tragedy.”

He added that he has been “in contact with Mayor Faulk and DPS Director Macro, as well as other state and local leaders, offering the full support of the State of Texas to local officials to ensure all necessary assistance and resources are quickly implemented, including DPS officers, Texas Rangers, and investigative resources.”

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