Dallas’ Pleasant Grove neighborhood had itself a rough start to the weekend, logging a nighttime robbery that resulted in a shooting and a separate double murder that occurred just a few hours earlier.

Both incidents went down in Council Member Jaime Resendez’s District 5.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, the Dallas Police Department is struggling to keep a lid on criminal activity, even as some gains have been made in terms of reducing violent crime. DPD only has around 3,000 officers on patrol, far fewer than the roughly 4,000 a prior City analysis advised.

Fox 4 KDFW reports:

“Dallas police are searching for a 16-year-old suspect they believe shot and killed two people in Pleasant Grove. Police responded to a shooting call on Cedar Lake Drive around 9:30 Friday night. Investigators say the suspect was in a vehicle arguing with two men when he shot both victims.”

Some three hours or so later, someone shot a gas station clerk on Lake June Road.

“Investigators say an unknown suspect entered the business, shot the victim and took items. The employee was taken to the hospital in critical condition,” Fox 4 reported.

While demographic data on this weekend’s victims was not immediately available, black and Hispanic people typically comprise the overwhelming majority of violent crime victims in Dallas, as extensively covered by The Dallas Express.