A survivor of the Allen Outlets shooting is recovering from surgery to remove bullet fragments and is expected to survive.
Irvin Walker II was in his car looking for parking on Saturday when gunmen opened fire, hitting Walker twice, once in the chest, near the heart and once in the right shoulder.
On Monday, Walker came home singing after surgery, his family wrote on GoFundMe.
“Thankfully, by the grace of God, he is in stable condition and is expected to survive,” they wrote.
Reportedly, Walker hails from Lafayette, Louisiana. His lawyer described him as a business professional, father of one daughter, and Alpha Phi, a member of the Alpha Fraternity.
Walker’s family expects his recovery to take a long time, and says their GoFundMe has raised more than $52,000.
The initial hospitalization alone could cost up to $32,000, the family noted, citing the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. For patients with comorbidities, the cost of treatment and recovery can be much higher.
Eight people were killed and seven wounded when a gunman, identified as Mauricio Garcia, 33, opened fire at the crowded Allen Outlet Mall on Saturday afternoon. A nearby police officer who answered an unrelated call shot Garcia dead.
A spokeswoman for Medical City Healthcare, which treats those shot at three trauma facilities, said it has received victims ranging in age from 5 to 61.
As of Tuesday morning, one patient is in critical condition, one is in critical condition, two are in normal condition, and two are in good condition, according to Medical City. It was unclear in which hospital the last patient was being treated and in what condition.
Walker’s attorneys say shooting victims, their families, the Allen community, and the general public deserve more answers related to the shooter’s motives and access to the AR-15 variant rifle. rice field.
“We recognize that the outcome could have been very different for Irvin,” Washington said. “My heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the other victims and to the other survivors.”