The Texas outlet mall mass shooting left a six-year-old as the only survivor in his family.
A GoFundMe to support the child, William Cho, has raised more than $450,000 in less than 12 hours.
Eight people were killed and seven were injured in the mass shooting on Saturday in Allen, Texas.
The mass shooting at an Allen, Texas, outlet mall on Saturday left a 6-year-old as the sole survivor of his family. A GoFundMe, set up to support the child and his extended family, has already raised more than $450,000.
William Cho, 6, was at the Allen Premium Outlets on Saturday with his mother, Cindy Cho; father, Kyu Cho; and 3-year-old younger brother James Cho when a gunman opened fire. Cindy Cho, Kyu Cho, and James Cho were “among those victims that tragically lost their lives and the family is in deep mourning,” the GoFundMe said.
“An afternoon that should have been filled with light, love and celebration unfortunately was cut short by another mass shooting massacre that left 8 victims dead,” the GoFundMe said.
At the time of publication, the GoFundMe page had raised $450,000. The fundraiser went live Monday afternoon, quickly gaining traction and surpassing its $50,000 goal.
Donors filled the page’s comment section with messages of support, with many sending prayers to William.
The GoFundMe page’s organizer did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
At least eight people were killed in the mass shooting at the outlet mall on Saturday, while seven were injured. The gunman was shot and killed by a police officer who was already located at the mall for an unrelated call, CNN reported.
One survivor said a store employee hid them and 12 others in a bathroom closet during the shooting, saving their lives. The survivor also said they later saw the store employee’s dead body while being evacuated from the scene.
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