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Over eight people killed in Texas mall shooting

People leaving the mall with raise hands. Photo: BBC.

A gunman has shot and killed eight people at a mall in North of Dallas.

BBC reports that hundreds of people were evacuated from the Allen Premium Outlets mall as eyewitnesses described a man firing indiscriminately at passers-by.

The assailant was killed by a Police Officer on an unrelated call after hearing shots.

Some of the victims are children. At least seven people are being treated in hospital, of which three are critical.

Seven people including the gunman – were pronounced dead at the scene and two died later in hospital.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu