Dallas police say a gunman’s rejected romantic advances led to a triple shooting early Friday morning.
Gunfire erupted in the 2100 block of Stovall Drive in Oak Cliff at about 2:30 a.m. when a man shot at three people at a home with both a handgun and a semi-automatic rifle. The gunfire filled the home with more than three dozen bullet holes in windos, doors and siding. An adult and two children inside the home survived and were not injured.
Three people outside, including 28-year-old Konisha Davis, the object of the man's affection, was injured when a bullet grazed her head. Two other men who came to Davis' aid were also shot.
According to police, Davis had been leaving a home on Stovall Drive when a man who had been trying to date her confronted her as she approached her SUV. She rejected him again and he pulled out a gun.
Davis started screaming and ran back into the home. At the same time, two men who had been inside came outside to her rescue as the man opened fire.
Paramedics said one man was shot several times and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. At last check he was undergoing surgery. Another man is recovering from a gunshot wound to his leg.
A bullet grazed Davis in the head and shattered the window to her SUV.
Investigators searched the area with a helicopter and K9’s looking for the gunman and his accomplice, but couldn’t find the men.
Police discovered the shooter dropped the semi-automatic rifle just down the block.
Neighbors said it’s hardly a dent, but it’s one less gun on the streets.
“You can’t get them off the streets, there’s too many of them,” said Eddie, a neighbor who only wanted to use his first name and who heard the gunfire.
“I thought it was kids playing at first, after a few minutes I knew it wasn’t. It kept on,” said Eddie.
Eddie told NBC 5 he considers Davis a friend and that she is "a very nice person."
The search for the gunman, whose identity has not been revealed, continues.
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