One Dead After Fight, Shooting at Dallas Restaurant

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    One man is dead after an argument inside a Mexican restaurant lead to a shooting. (Published Monday, Oct 14, 2013)

    Dallas police are looking for a killer who opened fire inside a Mexican restaurant.

    Officers said the gunman shot one man in the Carbonero Mexican Grill, northwest of Love Field at 2828 Webb Chapel Extention, just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Police said the shooting was part of an argument that took the life of 51-year-old Ricardo Vazquez. 

    Investigators said a fight started between Vazquez and another man inside of the restaurant.

    Officers said the unidentified man went outside to his pickup truck and grabbed a handgun. That man then returned inside with the gun and opened fire. Police said Vazquez was shot in the upper body.

    Paramedics found Vazquez clinging to life just inside of the front door on the floor and rushed him to Parkland Hospital.  He died a short time later.

    The shooter got away in a white or cream four-door Ford pickup.

    Police are still investigating why the fight lead to gunfire, but a security guard told NBC5 that he believes alcohol was involved.  The restaurant remained open after the shooting and closed around 5:30 a.m. Monday.  The security guard says the restaurant and bar can't serve alcohol after 2 a.m.

    DPD records show that officers have been called out to the restaurant three times in 2013.  A couple patrons have been kicked out for fighting or vandalism, but there hasn’t been a report of anything as violent as the deadly shooting.

    The victim lived less than two miles from the restaurant near Bachman Lake.