All eight of the people killed outside the Allen Premium Outlets on Saturday have been identified and three of them were young children from two different North Texas families.
A cluster of eight crosses installed outside the entrance to the outdoor mall was adorned with the names of victims. On Monday, the names of 35-year-old Cindy Cho, 37-year-old Kyu Cho and 3-year-old James Cho were each added to a cross. The Plano family's 6-year-old son William was also hurt and remains hospitalized after being released from the ICU. Witnesses said his mother died trying to shield him.
The Wylie ISD said two Cox Elementary School students also died. Sisters, 11-year-old fourth-grader Daniela Mendoza and 8-year-old second-grader Sofia Mendoza. The girls' mother, Ilda, remains in critical condition, according to the district. "Words cannot express the sadness we feel as we grieve the loss of our students. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mendoza family, the families of the victims, and all those affected by this senseless tragedy," said David Vinson, Wylie ISD superintendent.
The other three people killed in the shooting have been identified as 27-year-old Aishwarya Thatikonda, of McKinney, who worked as an engineer; 20-year-old Christian LaCour, who worked as a security guard at the mall; and 32-year-old Elio Cumana-Rivas, of Dallas. Details about Cumana-Rivas have not yet been confirmed.
Lord, we don't have the words, but we have the prayers. So we ask You Father to comfort all who are grieving, bring healing to the injured, and give peace to all who have been haunted by this act. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but you Father come that we may have life, and have it to the full. So we praise you as you bless all affected. In Jesus precious name. Amen!