Allen Outlets Shooting: Funeral information released for mass shooting victims

Family and friends are preparing to say their final farewells to the people who were killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets mall.

Funeral details have been released for the three members of the Cho family, 26-year-old Aishwarya Thatikonda, and 20-year-old mall security guard Christian LaCour.

Plans are still being made for the three other shooting victims.


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Cho Family

Cindy, James and Kyu Cho (Family Photo)

Funeral services for Kyu and Cindy Cho, along with their 3-year-old son James, were held Thursday night.

The services were not open to the public or the media. Instead, the Korean Society of Dallas is giving the public a chance to pay respects to the family at a memorial inside the Korean Cultural Center through Saturday.

The family will be laid to rest Friday in Coppell.

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The family’s 6-year-old son, William, was also shot. He was released from the hospital and is now being cared for by extended family members.

They thanked the public for an overwhelming amount of support but asked for privacy as William continues to heal.

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Aishwarya Thatikonda

Aishwarya Thatikonda

The Times of India reported funeral services for Aishwarya Thatikonda were also held Thursday.

A large number of family and friends grieved her death.

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Her body reportedly arrived in India from the United States on Wednesday. 

She was at the mall with a friend who was also shot but survived.

Christian LaCour

Christian LaCour (Source: LaCour Family)

A public celebration of life for Christian LaCour will take place next week.

The 20-year-old mall security guard was shot while trying to help others escape the gunfire.

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His service will be at Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen at 11 a.m. Monday.

LaCour’s family encouraged all those who attend to express their true selves by wearing a t-shirt featuring a favorite band, movie, cartoon, video game, anime, comic book, or other science fiction theme.

Those are the things that brought him joy, they said.

How to Help the Victims

There are several ways to help the families of the victims killed and wounded at Allen Premium Outlets.

The city of Allen has a list of verified fundraisers on its website.

The FBI urged those who choose to donate to other fundraisers to vet them first because it has spotted fake fundraisers online.