The Allen Police Department, along with the FBI Dallas Field Office, announced Sunday night that shoppers who left their vehicles at the scene of Saturday’s mass shooting at Allen Premium Outlets would be able to retrieve their automobiles on Monday.
The announcement was made in an updated news release from the police department.
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Dallas Field Office has announced that vehicle retrieval will resume tomorrow, May 8, 2023 at 10 a.m. at the Edge Skate at Allen Station (201 St. Mary Drive). Individuals will be transported to Allen Premium Outlets to retrieve their vehicles.
“Be sure to have your car keys with you. The vehicle retrieval service will end at 2 p.m. The outlets will remain closed and no one will be allowed to enter any store,” the news release read.
A Family Assistance Center was set up to provide support services and crisis assistance to those impacted by the events at the mall on Saturday. Several other agencies were also on hand to help.
Those agencies included the American Red Cross; LifePath Systems; the Salvation Army; the Allen Police Department; the Department of Public Safety, Victim Services; the Texas Office of the Attorney General; the Crime Victim Compensation Program; and the Collin County Child Advocacy Center (to assist with childcare for those visiting the Family Assistance Center).
The services provided included mental health care, spiritual care, and potential financial assistance, according to the news release.
Many people came to the designated area on Monday to retrieve their vehicles. The release was handled methodically, with the APD providing escorts for people who came to pick up their cars.
The Allen Police Department told The Dallas Express that the Texas Department of Public Safety was in charge of releasing the vehicles from the crime scene.
Vehicle owners arriving after 2 p.m. were directed to the shopping center’s north entrance, where they were checked in by security officers and escorted to their cars.