Daniela Mendoza and Sofia Mendoza

Eight victims were killed when a gunman opened fire on shoppers at the Allen Premium Outlets in Allen, Texas, on Saturday.

Three children were among the victims, according to officials: a 3-year-old boy, an 8-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl.

Here is what we know about the victims:

Kyu, Cindy and James Cho

Friends of the Cho family identified three of them as victims of the mass shooting.


Courtesy GoFundMe

According to a GoFundMe page, Kyu and Cindy brought their sons, 3-year-old James and newly-6-year-old William, to the outlet to swap out some clothes that William received for his birthday.

"Cindu, Kyu and three year old James were amongst those victims that tragically lost their lives and the family is in deep mourning," the page reads. "After being released from the ICU, their six year old son William is the only surviving member of this horrific event."

Elio Cumana-Rivas

Cumana-Rivas, 32, lived in Dallas, according to investigators.

Daniela Mendoza and Sofia Mendoza

Daniela Mendoza, a fourth grader, and sister Sofia Mendoza, a second grader, were both killed in the shooting, Wylie Independent School District Superintendent David Vinson said in a statement.

Daniela Mendoza and Sofia Mendoza (family photo)

The Texas Department of Public Safety didn't identify the girls by their names but did say two girls, ages 8 and 11, were among those killed.

"Daniela and Sofia were the kindest, most thoughtful students with smiles that could light up any room," their principal, Krista Wilson, said in a statement. "Our hearts are broken and words cannot express how deeply they will be missed."

Daniela and Sofia's mom, Ilda, is in critical condition from the shooting, Vinson said.

"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," Vinson said.

"We are not announcing the news to students, as we want our parents to be able to have those conversations," Vinson added. "Every school's counseling team is equipped to support those who may be struggling, so please do not hesitate to reach out."


Christian LaCour, 20

Christian LaCour, 20, died during the Allen, Texas shooting, his sister, Brianna Smith, confirmed to ABC News.

PHOTO: Christian LaCour
Christian LaCour
Courtesy of Brianna Smith

LaCour was an on-duty security guard at the outlet mall where the shooting occurred, his sister said.

"He was a really sweet kid," Brianna Smith told ABC News over the phone. "I'm sad that he's gone."

Christian's mother, Tracye LaCour, asked for privacy, telling ABC News they are praying for the families of the other victims.

Aishwarya Thatikonda

PHOTO: Aishwarya Thatikonda


Aishwarya Thatikonda, an engineer who lived in McKinney, Texas, was also among the victims, Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA reported.

She was at the mall with a friend, who was injured and hospitalized, a family representative told WFAA


Thatikonda's family plans to have her body sent to India, where her relatives are located, WFAA reported.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.