Argument Over Group Trip Led to Shooting at Dallas Industrial Park, Gunman At-Large, Police Say

Condition of injured unknown; investigation ongoing

Two people are hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting outside a business in an industrial park northwest of downtown Dallas Thursday afternoon, officials say.

Dallas police Sgt. Warren Mitchell said officers were called to 5151 Mercantile Row, Showtech Productions, on a report of an armed encounter.

When an officer arrived, witnesses told him that a known, 37-year-old man came to the business and argued with two employees. The argument spilled outside where the man pulled out a weapon and shot the other two men multiple times.

Mitchell said an employee of the business, who had a gun, then came outside and began shooting at the gunman who then got into a dark-colored or blue Subaru sedan and drove away. It is not known if the gunman was injured in the exchange of gunfire.

Dallas police said they know who the gunman is but they have not released his identity. They said the man is at-large, but that they also believe this was an isolated incident and that the man doesn't pose a threat to the public.

Mitchell said witnesses said the argument between the men may have had to do with a trip the gunman wasn't invited on. Mitchell said investigators are looking into the possibility that the gunman was a former employee but they do know he is not a current employee.

Specifics about the injuries to the two men have not been released.

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