Dallas police are searching for a gunman and a several people after two separate shootings that took place only minutes apart Monday morning.
Investigators believe the drive-by shootings are connected. Both victims gave similar descriptions of the car used in the shootings and of the men inside of the car.
At 1:11 a.m., a man said he’d been sitting at a bus stop with a friend in the 600-block of E. Jefferson Boulevard, when a car passed and shots rang out. Police believe the man was shot in the arm from a pellet gun or possibly a small caliber bullet. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
The victim told police that the suspects were in a dark-colored car.
About five miles away, at 1:29 a.m., a woman said she was walking in the 3600-block of Fordham Road. She told investigators a dark blue car with three men inside pulled up and asked for directions. She’d been approaching the car to help when she said a man pulled out a pellet gun, shot her in the shoulder and drove off. She then flagged down a passing police officer. Paramedics treated her on the spot.
Police believe the same suspects are responsible for both shootings.
The suspects will face aggravated assault charges once they’re caught.