Racquel Lee Shared Detailed Experience Of Allen, Texas Mass Shooting On Social Media


Racquel Lee Shared Detailed Experience Of Allen, Texas Mass Shooting On Social Media

the Allen, Texas, shooting spree that left eight people dead and seven more injured, Racquel Lee shared details of her horrible experience on social media.


Lee was attempting to “have some me time” when an ordinary afternoon of shopping turned terrifying. When a shooter opened fire at the Allen Premium Outlets mall in Allen, Texas, on Saturday, Lee was one of the people who sought shelter.

Eight people were killed and seven more were injured. Lee shared her story with CBS News Texas and posted videos of herself and a group of 12 others hiding in a mall toilet closet on Instagram. She also spoke with CBS News Texas about her experience there.


Lee, a mother of two, claimed that when the shooting began, she was merely passing through the mall on her way home from a baby shower in nearby McKinney.

One day after the shooting, she wrote a comprehensive account of what happened, including “screams, cries, saw a lady get shot to death running past our window.”


A Texas gunshot survivor claims that the dead store employee saved their lives.

The gunman, identified as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia, drove up to the east side of the mall and started firing at people outside of an H&M store, according to The Associated Press. According to CBS Texas, Lee claimed, “It sounded like a battle zone.


It was frightful and gave the impression that you were in a nightmare. Lee said on Instagram that a store employee had prevented her from going back to her car. The H&M store where the shooting began was where her car was parked.

Instead, the worker led Lee and a group of 12 others into a nearby closet, where they hid from view while sobbing and praying throughout the massacre.

According to Lee, who spoke to CBS, “I remember thinking that he’s coming in here next and I was hoping that we didn’t get hit by a bullet.” The store employee then entered and saved our lives.

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Later, as police brought Lee and the others out of the mall, they drove past bodies. The body of the store employee who had guided them to safety was among those found there. Lee said on Sunday, “I was right in the epicenter and I can’t unsee or unlive what happened yesterday.

The killings were the 202nd mass shooting in the United States this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a group that keeps track of gun violence across the nation.

The GVA defines a mass shooting as any gun-related incident in which four or more people are shot or killed. Later, President Joe Biden remarked in a statement that “gun violence is the leading cause of death for American children,” adding that “such an attack is too shocking to be so familiar.”

According to Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey, a police officer responding to a different call inside the mall heard gunfire about 3:36 p.m. before apprehending and executing the shooter.

The subject of the current investigation is whether the shooter had neo-Nazi or white supremacist beliefs, and if so, if those beliefs were related to the massacre on Saturday.

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