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Dallas High Rise Shooting Shatters Windows, Nerves

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    Two bullets hit the CBS Radio building along Central Expressway in Dallas on Friday afternoon. (Published Saturday, Nov. 1, 2012)

    Police are investigating a shooting at the CBS Radio building in Dallas.

    Dallas police spokesman Warren Mitchell said a 911 call about two shots reportedly fired around the area of 4131 North Central Expressway was made at 3:08 p.m. Friday.

    No one was hurt

    The 12-story building holds offices for multiple businesses, as well as facilities for local CBS Radio stations.

    One shot hit a window in the office of Pete Schulte, an attorney who works on the sixth floor of the building.

    "All of a sudden, I heard a humongous boom and, within a split second, the glass shattered in my office," he said

    Schulte said he believes the double-pane glass stopped the bullet from entering his office.

    Schulte, a former police officer, said he believes the shots came from a rifle fired on North Central Expressway or the frontage road.

    "I was a police officer, and that's what concerns me," he said. "I am very much hoping it was random -- someone off the highway or service road -- but I guess you never know."

    By late Friday afternoon, crews were already at work replacing the shattered glass.

    Schulte said it may take some time for his shattered nerves to recover.

    "It brings back my memories from when I was a police officer, when I was shot at," he said. "I’m a little on edge."

    Schulte was critical of the Dallas Police Department's response time. It took police officers more than an hour and a half to respond after the 911 call was made. The situation was filed as a criminal mischief/vandalism, so it was not given high priority.