Woman Fatally Shot While Sleeping in SUV in Dallas

The woman's dog wasn't allowed in the house, so she chose to sleep with it in the SUV parked outside, police say

A woman was shot and killed as she slept in her vehicle alongside her dog, Dallas police say.

Relatives of the woman told police they heard a loud noise outside the home, located along the 1300 block of Grinnell Street, shortly after midnight. According to police, they went outside to investigate and found the 65-year-old woman unresponsive in the driver seat of her SUV parked beside the home. She was identified as Carolyn J. Parrish.

Police said the woman, who hasn't been identified, died from a gunshot wound to her chest.

Investigators reported seeing a bullet hole on the driver's side of the vehicle and two shell casings on the street a short distance away from the vehicle. The early investigation indicated the shots may have been fired from a moving vehicle, police said.

According to police, the family had recently moved to the address and wouldn't allow the woman's dog to stay in the house, so she had chosen to sleep in the car with the dog. Officers said the dog was unharmed.

Police have not released information on suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Tonya McDaniel at 214-671-4236 or via email at tonya.mcdaniel@dallascityhall.com. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this felony case. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.

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