On May 7, 2023, a mass shooting occurred at the Allen Premium Outlets in Dallas, Texas, in which nine people were killed. Among the victims was Aishwarya Thatikonda, a 27-year-old Indian-origin engineer from McKinney, Texas, who was shopping with a friend when the gunman opened fire. The shooter, identified as Mauricio Garcia, acted alone and was shot dead by a police officer who rushed towards the gunfire. The incident marks the second-deadliest shooting of the year in the United States.
Here are some key points about the shooting: