Two Shot Dead, Police Search for Gunman

Police believe the two were coming home from work when they were shot

By Christina Miralla and Andrew Tanielian
|  Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012  |  Updated 6:44 PM CDT
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Dallas police continue to investigate a double shooting that left a husband and wife dead in their home in the 5700-block of Marquita Drive.

Andrew Tanielian, NBC 5 Reporter

Dallas police continue to investigate a double shooting that left a husband and wife dead in their home in the 5700-block of Marquita Drive.

Two people are dead after an early morning shooting in Dallas Wednesday.

The shooting happened at a home on the 5700-block of Marquita Drive, near lower Greenville Avenue.

Dallas police told NBC 5 that they found a woman and man, later identified as 31-year-old Yenenesh Desta and 40-year-old Yayehyirad Lemma, lying dead in front of the home.

Police believe the two were coming home from work when they were shot and killed.

A friend of the two victims told NBC 5 that the man and woman were a couple and owned the Desta Ethiopian Restaurant at Forest and Greenville.

"They were a beloved and nice couple. I don't know what happened. It's a very shock for us and the whole family," said Abebe Negatu who delivered break to the restaurant for the last year.

As of Wednesday afternoon there were no suspects in the case. Police said they will review security camera footage from across the street.

Betsie Bolger lives two doors down and heard the gunshots as she was lying in bed reading a murder-mystery.

"I nudged my husband and said 'Honey did you hear that it sounded like gun shots?'Cause it didn't sound like a car backfiring.," said Bolger. "Very spooky cause this has always been a safe neighborhood I have lived here since 1982 and we’ve never had any kind of violent crime really."

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