After a shooter opened fire at a well-known outlet mall in Allen, Texas, injuring several people, a number of NFL players and North Texas natives, including Kyler Murray, who finished high school in Allen, Texas, turned to social media.
The alleged gunman at Allen Premium Outlets was reportedly slain there, and at least nine people were taken to nearby hospitals, according to the Allen Police Department.
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Following the incident, Murray tweeted, “This is sickening. Prayers to the mass shooting victims in Allen, Texas. If there is any way I can help those affected by this tragedy please let me know. When is this shit gonna stop?”
The suspect is identified as Dallas resident Mauricio Martinez Garcia, 33, according to data gathered through Fox News Digital. The last known address of the suspect, which appears to be the Budget Suites of America, is located about 30 miles south of the incident at Allen Premium Outlets in Dallas.
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On Sunday, many Dallas police officers stood outside a residence in the Northeast Patrol neighborhood as several FBI agents arrived. According to numerous accounts, the suspected shooter resides in the house with his parents.
Before deciding to play professionally, Kyler Murray attended Texas A&M and Oklahoma. In order to focus on his football career with the Cardinals, he turned down the opportunity to play baseball with the Oakland Athletics. His status for the beginning of the 2023 season is unknown as he sustained an ACL tear at the conclusion of the 2022 campaign.
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Besides Kyler Murray, many other NFL players expressed their outrage at the incident and offered to help. Safety for the Seattle Seahawks and Allen High School alumnus, Steve Terrell, urged his fans to offer their prayers for the city.
Washington Commanders running back Jonathan Williams, who is an Allen, Texas native and who too attended Allen High School said, “Man terrible news in my hometown. Praying for the families!” Detroit Lions Levi Onwizurike also tweeted, “Praying for Allen and All the people and families affected. So senseless.”