Allen Outlets shooting: Kyler Murray donates $15K to boy left orphaned in Texas mall shooting
ALLEN, Texas - Arizona Cardinals quarterback and Allen native Kyler Murray made a donation to help a 6-year-old boy who was left an orphan after this weekend's shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets.
Murray donated $15,000 to a GoFundMe for the Cho family. He made an additional $10,000 donation to the Allen, TX Shooting Victims' Fund.
6-year-old William Cho's mother Cindy, father Kyu and 3-year-old brother James were shot and killed during the shooting on Saturday.
The family was at the outdoor mall to return clothes that William had gotten for his birthday just 4 days before.
William was shot as well, but is now out of the ICU.
On the day of the shooting Murray, who attended Allen High School, asked for people to let him know how to help those affected by the tragedy.
Murray asked on Twitter Tuesday evening for any more information about funeral arrangements for the victims.
Eight people were killed in the shooting and several others were injured.
The GoFundMe page for the Cho family has now raised more than $1,700,000.
Cho Family Releases Statement
On May 10, the family of William Cho released a statement through Medical City Health, who treated the 6-year-old:
"Our hearts are broken for our beloved family members who are no longer with us. We are deeply grateful and sincerely appreciate the outpouring of support and prayers. William is recovering well. All of our attention is now focused on ensuring William leads a happy, healthy life with his extended family who love him dearly. We ask that you respect and honor our family’s privacy in the coming days and weeks so that we may mourn and honor our loved ones’ legacies and lives. We are not considering any media interviews at this time. With deep-felt appreciation, William's family."
How to help
The FBI said that they have spotted multiple fake online fundraisers for the victims of the shooting.
A list of approved and verified fundraisers are available on the City of Allen website.
The city says The Allen, TX Shooting Victims' Fund guarantees that families of the victims and those wounded will receive 100% of the funds.
The Support for Allen Fund will give money to local nonprofit agencies that provide mental health grief and trauma support for victims, their families and first responders.