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Child Bystander Fatally Shot as Teens Argue

Crime

Dallas police on scene of shooting | Image by CBS DFW

An 11-year-old boy was fatally shot during an apparent altercation between two teenagers in Oak Cliff on Sunday.

Police responded to a shooting in the parking lot of an apartment complex located at the 3300 block of Southern Oaks Boulevard near E. Overton Road.

The young victim, identified by his family as D’evan McFall, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

The investigation led authorities to believe that McFall had been struck by a bullet fired during a fight between two girls under the age of 18.

He had been standing nearby when, during the altercation, one of the girls reportedly produced a handgun and fired it at the other girl, but missed.

The 14-year-old girl who allegedly fired the handgun and fatally wounded McFall left the scene before police officers arrived. She was later located at a nearby apartment complex and taken into custody by the authorities.

She is currently being held at Dallas’ Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center and is charged with murder.

The weapon involved in the shooting has been retrieved by law enforcement, but no information has been released about where it came from or who it belonged to, according to CBS DFW.

No one but the victim has been identified thus far and the investigation is ongoing.

The incident happened in Councilmember Chad West’s District 1, an area of Dallas which saw a rise of 45.43% in crime year-over-year in June, earning him the title of Crime Boss two months in a row.

The rush of violent incidents — especially those involving firearms — seen in the first weeks of this year suggests that the steady rise in crime will not be slowing down in the near future.

Citizens’ worries grow as local authorities like the Dallas City Council fail to enforce the law and ensure public safety. Refer to reporting by The Dallas Express for up-to-date coverage of this issue.

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William McBreen
William McBreen
13 days ago

Another victim of white supremacy

Ani
Ani
Reply to  William McBreen
13 days ago

Nope, just bad choices & a lack of self-control. Never bring a gun to a fist-fight.

alan
alan
Reply to  William McBreen
13 days ago

Nope. Try black on black crime as the facts. However, since the average black American has 24-28% white DNA, they could be white based on the 10% rule established by White Democrats like Senator Robert Byrd. All the shooters have to do is identify as white, but they won’t because at present is it an advantage to be black. I await your statistics based reply

Anna
Anna
Reply to  alan
13 days ago

Bawahahahaha 🤣 Senator Robert Byrd of WV has been deceased for several years. He was a racist if ever there was one!

retta
retta
Reply to  William McBreen
13 days ago

what is that suppose to mean?

retta
retta
Reply to  William McBreen
13 days ago

What is that supposed to mean?