The Dallas police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and three wounded, including a 5-year-old child.
According to a news release, officers from the Dallas Police Department (DPD) responded to reports of a shooting on January 30 at about 11:11 a.m. The incident occurred in the 5800 block of Bonnie View Road, which is situated in Councilmember Tennell Atkins’ District 8.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found that four people had been shot. Three victims — two adult males and one child — were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. They are all currently stable despite their injuries.
One adult male victim, later identified by DPD as 24-year-old Shermonda Lewis, died at the scene.
The Dallas Express reached out to the DPD for additional information and was told that more information will be released as the case is updated.
The investigation is ongoing, and police have not yet revealed a suspect.
This recent homicide is the 23rd seen in Dallas this year, as tracked in The Dallas Express‘ murder victim graphic.
As crime continues to increase in Dallas, The Dallas Express will offer transparent coverage focusing on the most-affected city districts and those who run them.
District 8 saw no homicides in December, though 66 assaults were registered — comprising roughly 10% of the city’s total of 619.
Not far from Atkins’ District 8, District 4, headed by Councilmember Carolyn King Arnold, is enduring its own struggles with violent crime. Two homicides were logged there in December, along with 41 assaults.
Arnold’s district is located south of downtown, sweeping across the area north of Loop 12 and south of the Trinity River between I-35E and I-45. The councilwoman has previously been the subject of The Dallas Express Crime Boss Series, winning Crime Boss of the Month in previous months and drawing coverage for spiking drug crimes at the end of January.