Texas officials responded to reports of a deadly “active shooting situation” at Allen Premium Outlets on Saturday afternoon.
Collin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Fox News Digital that Allen Police Department officers are on the scene. The office told FOX 4 Dallas that there are “some” victims. Local outlet WFAA-TV reported the victims included children, though Fox News has not independently confirmed that.
The ATF Dallas Field Division said on Twitter that it was an “active shooting situation” as of 4:30 p.m. CT.
The sheriff’s office told WFAA that the suspected shooter is dead. Fox News has confirmed that multiple people are dead , but the exact number is not yet known.
Operations Administrator Joshua W. Barnwell told FOX 4 Dallas that he heard at least 30 gunshots and saw around 60 rounds of ammunition on the ground.
A mother who was at the mall with her daughter said she heard popping noises and saw sparks flying.
“We were outside the Converse store and we just heard all this popping,” Elaine Penicaro explained to FOX 4. “We kind of all just stopped, and then a second later, just ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,’ and there were sparks flying like it was right in front of us.”
Allen Police Department asked everyone to avoid the area in a statement on Twitter.
“Law enforcement is on the scene at Allen Premium Outlets. An active investigation is underway,” the statement read. “Please avoid the area until further update.”
Fox News Digital reached out to Allen Police Department but has not heard back.
There are no additional details at this time.
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