Two Shot at Farmers Market Apartments

Police believe suspects in shooting knew victims

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Friday, Nov 18, 2011  |  Updated 10:53 PM CDT
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Dallas police have two men in custody in connection with the shooting of two men in an apartment complex parking garage.

Ellen Goldberg, NBC 5 News

Dallas police have two men in custody in connection with the shooting of two men in an apartment complex parking garage.

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Dallas police said two men were shot at an apartment complex across the street from the Dallas Farmer's Market on Friday afternoon.

Police said the victims were shot during a robbery in the parking garage of the Camden Farmers Market Apartments in the 700 block of Farmers Market Way.

“It was three shots in a row, then it sounded like two more shots," neighbor Gina Troy said.

Police found the victims, who live at the Camden Farmers Market apartments, in the parking garage shortly before 3 p.m. One of them was hit in the shoulder.

“I couldn't see him at first, but then they put him on a stretcher," Troy said. "He was screaming and obviously in a lot of pain."

Police said they believe robbery was the motive, although detectives wouldn’t say, what, if anything, was taken.

Lt. David Hughes said he doesn’t believe the shooting was random.

“We believe it’s not just a happenstance, stranger-on-stranger crime,” he said. “We believe they do know each other in some form or fashion.”

Patrol officers took two men into custody on the apartment complex property. As of late Friday night, neither were charged in the shooting.

The neighborhood is one of fastest growing in the city of Dallas, with apartment complexes and townhouses popping up.

Troy said she thinks her neighborhood is safe.

“I’ve lived here three years," she said. "I’m not really concerned; I think it's just one of those unfortunate events."

Residents of the Camden Farmers Market apartments received fliers on their doors Friday night reminding them to take precautions to prevent becoming victims of a crime.

NBC 5's Frank Heinz contributed to this report.

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