Allen Texas mall shooting: Aishwarya Thatikonda, an Indian engineer, among victims

An engineer from India, a young family and two primary school-age sisters are among the eight people who died in a mass shooting at a shopping mall near Dallas, Texas, on Saturday.

Seven people injured, some with multiple gunshot wounds, and remain in hospital.

The crime is still being investigated as more information becomes known about the people who died at the Allen Premium Outlets mall.

Here's what we know so far.

Aishwarya Thatikonda, an Indian engineer who lived in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, was among those killed according to a family representative.

Thatikonda, 27, was at the Allen mall with a friend when the shooting took place. Her friend was wounded in the shooting.

Her family is now planning to repatriate her remains to India with the help of the Telugu Association of North America.

Thatikonda's LinkedIn profile shows that she graduated with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering in India in 2018, before receiving a master's degree in construction management from Eastern Michigan University in the US in 2020.

For the last two years, she was working for a Dallas-based contracting firm on a US work visa.