Large Street Fight Leads to Shooting

By Kendra Lyn
|  Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013  |  Updated 8:24 AM CDT
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Dallas police are searching for a shooter after a man was shot multiple times after a large street fight.

Kendra Lyn, NBC 5 News

Dallas police are searching for a shooter after a man was shot multiple times after a large street fight.

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Dallas police are searching for a shooter after a man was shot multiple times after a large street fight.

A police report states the fight broke out between 27-year-old Cesar Acosta and as many as 13 men on Gallagher Street and Odessa near Singleton in West Dallas around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Several neighbors called 911 to report about a dozen people fighting in the street, including Acosta, who had been standing near his black pick-up truck and was caught in the middle of the brawl.

Police say Acosta ran from the pack of people and was followed by the unidentified shooter, who opened fire and hit Acosta in the legs and chest. The crowd scattered when gunfire erupted and the shooter got away.

The injured Acosta collapsed on the street corner and police say no one stayed behind to help him.

Officers found a gun at the scene but are not sure it was used in the shooting. Investigators were not exactly sure why the fight began.

Acosta was taken to Parkland Hospital with gunshot wounds and is expected to survive, according to police.

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