8 dead in Texas mass shootingPosted by Thomas Bush / May 8, 2023
Eight people have been shot and killed in a shooting in Allen, Texas. A gunman opened fire on passers-by. Eyewitnesses described the shooter firing indiscriminately. Police evacuated the mall, and an officer on an unrelated call responded to the gunshots and killed the gunman. The attack resulted in multiple casualties, including the gunman. Seven people were pronounced dead at the scene, and two died later in the hospital. Several victims, including children, were being treated, with three in critical condition. Witnesses mentioned the gunman dressed in black and wearing combat gear, and an AR-15 style rifle was found near his body. The Texas governor called it an “unspeakable tragedy,” and authorities requested the public’s help in providing video evidence. The article also highlights the high number of mass shootings in the US this year and mentions a recent shooting incident involving the killing of five neighbors.
Weeks ago, another five people were killed in a mass shooting in Cleveland, Texas. Francisco Oropeza, who is accused of shooting and killing five neighbors, including an 8-year-old boy. The incident occurred after the neighbors confronted Oropeza about firing shots in his yard. Authorities have expanded the search radius to 20 miles from the shooting scene but have been unable to locate him. The suspect was armed with an AR-15-style rifle, and it is uncertain if he possesses another weapon. The victims, all believed to be from Honduras, were shot in the head. The shooting is part of a disturbing trend of mass shootings in the United States this year, which have occurred in various locations, including schools, banks, dance halls, and now a rural Texas neighborhood.