A gunman killed eight people and injured seven others in a shooting at a Dallas area mall, authorities said Saturday. The shooter was killed by a police officer who was on an unrelated call nearby.

Eyewitnesses described a man firing indiscriminately at passers-by as hundreds of individuals were evacuated from the mall. Authorities did not immediately disclose details about the victims but some of the victims happened to be children.

Fontayne Payton was shopping nearby when he heard the sound of gunshots through the headphones he was wearing.

Who is Fontayne Payton?

Fontayne Payton was at H&M when he heard the sound of bullets firing through the headphones. He is 35 years old.

“It was so loud, it sounded like it was right outside,” Payton said.