03-08-2010, 01:54 PM #1
TX - Shooting at North Dallas Office Tower
At Least 3 Injured
Updated: Monday, 08 Mar 2010, 11:40 AM CST
Published : Monday, 08 Mar 2010, 11:15 AM CST
DALLAS - There has been a shooting at an 18-story office tower in North Dallas housing the United Texas Bank, among other businesses.
Few details are known to FOX 4 News, but the incident happened at about 11 a.m. at the Four Forest building at 12222 Merit Dr., off Interstate 635.
Dallas Fire-Rescue reported that at least three people were transported to area hospitals....
a little more here on developing story
live video from the scene
ETA: just got a tweet from CBS news that said shooter taken to hospital - GSW to head.
03-08-2010, 02:29 PM #2
Mar 8, 2010 9:00 am US/Pacific
Dallas Shooting Leaves At Least 3 Injured
Bette McCardel works at United Texas Bank, one of the building's residents, and spoke to KTVT-TV over the phone about what she witnessed.
According to McCardel, a United Texas Bank customer had just finished cashing a check when the incident occurred. A witness told KRLD-AM of Dallas that a bank customer went outside, then came back inside and said, "You'd better lock your doors." Another witness reported seeing a man sitting in a chair with blood all over his chest.
According to Dallas Fire-Rescue, at least three individuals were shot. Two of those victims were taken to Parkland Hospital, one with a gunshot wound to the neck.
The alleged gunman was also transported to Baylor Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the head. The conditions of the victims are unknown.
03-08-2010, 02:35 PM #3Registered User
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Prayers for all the victims and their families.
03-08-2010, 02:39 PM #4Former Member
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parkland hospital is where jfk oswald and ruby all died.
not really relevent here, but as a history buff i know this stuff.
03-08-2010, 02:43 PM #5
Victims were targeted it appears
At a news conference, officials with the Dallas Police Department explained that authorities received a silent 911 call from inside the building and started driving there to investigate. Another 911 call reported shots being fired.
The alleged gunman entered a third floor business that is owned by a 63-year-old father and his 39-year-old son, shooting both. The suspect then retreated into a financial institution when police arrived on the scene. Officers fired an unknown number of shots at the suspect, who then shot himself.
Bette McCardel works at United Texas Bank, one of the building's occupants, and spoke to CBS 11 News over the phone about what she witnessed. According to McCardel, a bank customer had just finished cashing a check when the shooting occurred.
A witness told KRLD-AM that the customer went outside, then came back inside and said, "You'd better lock your doors." Another witness reported seeing a man sitting in a chair with blood all over his chest. At that point, the bank was locked down. Customers and employees were all locked inside of the bank's vault and instructed to remain there until further notice.
The father and son were both transported to Parkland Hospital, one with a gunshot wound to the neck, and are now in stable condition. Meanwhile, the alleged shooter was taken to Baylor Medical Center in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head.
The alleged shooter is a 60-year-old man who works with the victims in the business where the incident took place, and is believed to have been targeting those men specifically. Since officers arrived on the scene shortly after shots were fired, it is not known if the alleged shooter would have attempted to hurt others inside of the building.
So sad these people shoot others, then themselves....prayers for the families, and victims to recover.
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