Woman Killed in Early Morning Shooting in Dallas

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A woman is dead following a shooting in the early morning hours of Monday, according to the Dallas Police Department.

Police responded to a shooting call at a home in the 5600 block of Pickfair Circle on July 3 at 2:30 a.m., according to the department’s news release.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a woman who had been shot inside the home.

Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to the home to render medical assistance, but the woman died at the scene. Officers identified the woman as 58-year-old Leonette Thompson.

Police have not stated whether they have identified a suspect or a person of interest in connection with the shooting. They have also not provided any information on a possible motive for the crime.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Detective Abel Lopez at 469-843-3665 or [email protected].

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment for this and other felony offenses.

Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The shooting incident took place in District 2, which is represented by Dallas City Council member Jesse Moreno. According to City crime data, which are only available with any degree of accuracy for the first four months of the year due to an alleged ransomware attack on City servers, murders in Dallas are up 23% compared to the first four months of 2022.

Meanwhile, the city of Dallas remains riddled with crime as the Dallas Police Department continues to face staffing shortages. The department currently has about 3,100 officers, well below the 4,000 needed.

Downtown Dallas, where the crime rate is particularly high, does not have a dedicated police unit to patrol the area. Nearby Fort Worth has dedicated patrols and private security serving its downtown area and has a significantly lower crime rate.

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