One Injured in Drive-By Shooting in Dallas

Shooting location is the same shopping center where 15-year-old freshman was killed July 21

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    Dallas police are searching for the people who opened fire near the Forest Lane Wash & Dry at Audelia Road. (Published Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014)

    One person was injured in a drive-by shooting Monday night outside the same Dallas shopping center where a teen was shot and killed last month.

    Dallas police said someone began shooting at about 11 p.m. toward the Bent Creek Shopping Center at Forest Lane and Audelia Road.

    One of the bullets hit a man in the leg, the other shots shattered glass at the Forest Lane Wash and Dry and peppered two vehicles including an unmarked police car, officials said.

    Police said they chased the driver of the car to an apartment complex on Woodmeadow Parkway where the occupants, described only as three black males, jumped out and ran.

    Dallas police said they found a pistol, but are still looking for the person who fired the weapon.

    Mesha Muse, who lives nearby, said violence is common in the area.

    "We were just down the street when it happened," said Muse, who was doing laundry shortly before the shooting took place. "We almost got shot ourselves. Luckily, we left and I took my momma home. If I hadn't have taken her home, she probably would have gotten shot or I would have."

    The laundromat remained open throughout the night and at 4 a.m. Muse and her mom were back out finishing their laundry. They said there is a lot of crime in this area but that you can't let that stop you from living your life.

    "Somebody got shot up there just a week ago. A little kid got killed down there. I had an assault just in front of my door last night," Muse said. "I would rather it not happen, but ..."

    The kid Muse is referring to is 15-year-old Berkner High School freshman Christopher Gordon, who was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in the parking lot of the Bent Creek Shopping Center on July 21.

    People who knew the teen told NBC 5 that Gordon was a good kid who was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.

    As of this writing, there have been no arrests made in either shooting.