On Sunday, Dallas police arrested two men accused of killing four people in an apartment shooting.
According to a news release, the incident took place at around 7:10 p.m. on the 3500 block of Villaverde Avenue.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found four adult victims — two men and two women — suffering from gunshot wounds. They died at the scene.
Police said there was also an infant in the apartment during the shooting. The child was not injured.
The release said that investigators identified two suspects: 18-year-old Artemio Maldonado and 20-year-old Azucena Sanchez.
Dallas police located Maldonado and Sanchez in a vehicle around 9:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Northaven Road. The suspects were taken into custody just after 10 p.m. and charged with capital murder.
The investigation is ongoing.
The shooting took place in District 6, which is presided over by Dallas City Councilman Omar Narvaez.
Crime in Dallas continues to plague the city, and violent crime, such as murder/non-negligent manslaughter on Dallas streets, has increased by nearly 24% in the past year, according to the Dallas Police Department Daily Crime Briefing.
One of the recent focal points of several Texas lawmakers is to enact stiffer punishments for violent repeat offenders such as Nestor Hernandez, the parolee who was wearing an ankle monitor and allegedly shot and killed two nurses at a hospital in Dallas, as reported by The Dallas Express.
As Fox 4 reported, Rafael Anchía (D-Dallas) has filed a bill to make it a felony offense to remove an electronic ankle monitor.
DPD Police Chief Eddie Garcia has voiced his support for such legislation.
“This legislation would not only make it a felony to remove one’s ankle monitor but mandate the offender serve the rest of their original sentence. The time is now to ensure violent suspects do not continue to get more chances than our victims. Thank you!” Garcia said in a Twitter post thanking Anchía, who represents District 103.