8 Victims And Gunman Dead In Texas Mall Shooting, Authorities Say

8 Victims And Gunman Dead In Texas Mall Shooting, Authorities Say

A shooter at an outlet mall in Allen, Tex., killed at least eight people and injured seven Saturday, authorities said at a nighttime news conference. An Allen police officer on an unrelated call heard gunshots at the Allen Premium Outlets at 3:36 p.m. and engaged “the suspect and neutralized the threat,” police said

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Rep. Keith Self (R), who represents the Allen area in Congress, said on CNN that people who were calling for gun control, rather than just thoughts and prayers, “don’t believe in an almighty God … who is absolutely in control of our lives.”

“People want to make this political, but prayers are important,” he said

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Gun control advocates angrily demanded action after at least eight people were killed by a gunman in Allen, Tex., on Saturday.

“This is freedom?? To be shot at a mall? Shot at school? Shot at church? Shot at the movies?” asked California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in a tweet, adding that Congress should act on gun control legislation.

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“We have become a nation that is more focused on the right to kill than the right to live. This is not what the American people want,” he added

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