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Three Dead, Two Injured in Shooting

Crime

Five people were shot in an early morning shooting on Friday, January 6. | Image by Alanna Quillen/Twitter/NBC DFW

Five people were shot in an early morning shooting on Friday, leaving three people dead and another two injured.

The early morning shooting took place in an apartment complex in the 8500 block of Lazy Acres Circle on January 6, according to a news release.

The incident occurred in District 11. Dallas City Councilmember Jaynie Schultz, who oversees District 11, has been featured in previous crime stories in The Dallas Express.

The shooting occurred at 4:30 a.m. Five people were gathered in a back parking lot of the apartment complex when shots rang out, according to police.

Officers arrived on the scene to find that two men and one woman had been fatally shot; they were pronounced dead at the scene. The other two victims, both male, were transported to a nearby hospital; one remains in critical condition and the other is in stable condition.

The shooting is currently under investigation. Police have not yet named a suspect, but do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the community, per CBS News.

The Dallas Express reached out to the Dallas Police Department for comment. DPD said there was no additional information available at this time.

The first homicide of the year occurred on January 1 at around 12:40 a.m., when police responded to a call about a shooting in the 4500 block of Mar Vista Trail in West Oak Cliff. Later that same morning, at around 7:50 a.m., an 8-year-old child was fatally stabbed by his grandfather in the 3500 block of Labadie Drive.

The Dallas Police Homicide Unit asks that anyone with information regarding the January 6 shooting contact Detective Chad Murphy with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-283-4934 or [email protected].

According to the DPD press release, Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for any tips that lead to an arrest and indictment. Anyone with information should call Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

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Bret
Bret
20 days ago

Due to democrats in charge of Dallas, crime will continue to rise. Dallas will be like Chicago and most large cities who are run by democrats who are soft on crime. And then the crime will expand outward to neighboring cities.

Bill
Bill
20 days ago

I know the area where this shooting occurred. What is not surprising is that the shooting happened in the first place. What is truly surprising is that this doesn’t happen more often in that area. Years back the city of Garland significantly dropped their crime rates by identifying two apartment complexes where a majority of their crimes originated from and then condemned and bulldozed the properties.

David
David
19 days ago

seems like the person not in critical condition would be able to tell the authorities who was responsible.

Anna Williams
Anna Williams
Reply to  David
19 days ago

These criminals had guns. The persons who are alive will not say a words. 4:30 in the morning up to no good transactions.

Bulldozing these apartments I agree with. The people who live there are helping destroy what good people need, a place to live.

Ummm.....yea right!
Ummm.....yea right!
19 days ago

I don’t understand, why do people think that just because someone was out at 4:30 am they are up to no good? And then, why do people make suggestions like bulldozing a livable space? It’s always the ‘too easy’ solutions that people want. There are nurses and doctors who are out at 4:30 am, let me guess they are probably out for blood…kill them all and bulldoze the hospitals because it’s a lot of people that die there as well. Humans make no sense at all! We don’t know why those people were outside, but they have a right to be, this is America! A lot of yall commenters are communist, get a one way ticket to China please!

Dick Smith
Dick Smith
Reply to  Ummm.....yea right!
19 days ago

Actually, nursing shifts are generally 12 hour shifts in hospitals exclusively, because it’s so much easier to staff 2 shifts vs 3 shifts a day and those shifts are 7 and 1900 hrs. Doctors usually have someone on call or a resident in the hospital and if they do have to go in at 0430 you can bet they’re not standing around in an apartment complex parking lot.

E.M. Riegel
E.M. Riegel
18 days ago

Maybe they were just getting together for coffee.