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Deadly Texas shooting delays Idaho Steelheads game, team sends thoughts and prayers to the victims

Posted at 6:12 PM, May 06, 2023

ALLEN, Texas — A shooting at an outlet mall in Texas has changed the schedule for the Idaho Steelheads as their game was delayed for the safety of the public.

Idaho's Steelheads were slated to play against the Allen Americans on May 6 before calls of shots being fired in the area caused the game to be postponed in the interest of public safety.

Police are reporting that the shooting resulted in the deaths of eight victims as well as the suspected shooter, who the police identified as a 33-year-old man who was staying at a nearby hotel.

As of Sunday, May 7, four patients are being treated for injuries sustained at the shooting, one in fair condition and three in critical condition.

The Idaho team released a statement on social media on May 7 extending their thoughts and prayers to the victims and the greater Allen community.

The May 6 game was game two of the Mountain Division Finals and until an updated schedule is released, the Steelheads carry their lead of 1-0 over the Allen Americans in the best-of-seven set.