Three individuals were hospitalized after sustaining gunshot wounds in a Saturday night shootout inside an Arlington recording studio.

Three men were recently injured in a shootout that investigators suspect is connected to “high-risk drug activity,” according to WFAA. Arlington police were called to investigate a shooting at a recording studio located in the 2100 block of North Collins Street sometime after 10:25 p.m. on January 27.

One of the three men had appeared at a shopping located in the 800 block of East Lamar Boulevard asking for help. Upon the arrival of police, the 29-year-old victim told them that he had been producing a track inside the studio when two masked men suddenly came in, brandishing weapons, according to NBC 5 DFW. He had pulled out his own gun, and a shootout ensued.

Acting on a tip that a stolen car had been seen leaving the scene of the shooting, police located the other two men’s vehicle and attempted to perform a traffic stop. After a brief chase, the suspects — both of whom had been injured in the shootout — pulled over in the 1500 block of NE Green Oaks Boulevard.

Later identified as 30-year-old Kinton Jones and 52-year-old George Duncan, both men were hospitalized and are likely to face charges upon their discharge.

Jones, the alleged driver, will face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading and unauthorized use of a vehicle, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He appears to have been arrested in October 2023 and again in early January for allegedly breaking into vehicles, according to Tarrant County booking records.

Duncan, who was still in the ICU as of January 28, will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

In nearby Dallas, there were 1,688 reports of assault — 385 of which were aggravated — clocked citywide as of January 28, according to the City’s crime analytics dashboard. The vast majority of the victims of these assaults were black or Hispanic, logged as 46.4% and 35.0%, respectively.

Despite a City report recommending a force of 4,000 to ensure public safety, the Dallas Police Department has only around 3,000 officers within its ranks. This fiscal year DPD was budgeted just $654 million by City officials, which is significantly less than the spending levels seen on law enforcement in other high-crime municipalities, including New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.