1 Dead, Several Injured in Overnight Shootings in Pleasant Grove

Dallas police said one person was killed and several others were injured in six overnight shootings, five of which that happened within five miles of each other in the Pleasant Grove area.

Dallas Chief of Police David Brown defended his violent crime plan Monday saying they were analyzing the incidents and will modify their deployment strategy appropriately.

Galicia Lane and Kittyhawk Lane Shootings

Officers were also called out to a home along Galicia Lane, a few miles south of the first two shootings, where they discovered the body of a man who had been shot.[[375326111,R]]

The victim, later identified as 30-year-old Jose Nicolas Olivas Jr, had been shot several times and was found in the doorway of his residence.

A witness told police that Olivas and 20-year-old Danny Evelio Cruz argued over Cruz's former common-law spouse before he shot Olivas.

Cruz then went to the home of his ex-wife's mother on Kittyhawk Lane and shot her in the hip. She was hospitalized in stable condition.

Dallas police officers later spotted Cruz at a park and took him into custody following a traffic stop.

Cruz later confessed to both shootings, police said, and is exected to be charged with aggravated assault and murder.

Police are also investigating an arson fire that was reported nearby to see if it may be related to the case.

St. Augustine Drive Shootings

A man and woman were shot at a gas station near the intersection of St. Augustine Drive and Bruton Road. Police called the incident a drive-by.

The victims were rushed to a hospital. Their names have not been released and their conditions are unknown.

Crime scene investigators put down more than a dozen evidence markers where they found shell casings around the gas station.

Masters Drive Shooting

Police said officers found a man with gunshot wounds at an apartment complex on North Masters Drive.

He was transported to a hospital. His name and condition have not been released.

Fatima Avenue Shooting

A woman has been arrested, accused of shooting her ex-boyfriend in the stomach Monday morning in South Dallas, police say.

Police said officers were called to a shooting at about 8 a.m. on the 2600 block of Fatima Avenue where 48-year-old Dean Paden had been shot in the stomach.

The woman is in jail on $50,000 bond and will face an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, police said.

Police have not revealed a motive in the shooting.

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