What to Know
- Mesquite Police are trying to identify the suspect(s) involved in an early morning shooting on Sunday.
- The shooting occurred in the 2600 block of Franklin Dr. and injured a woman while she slept in her home.
- If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers.
Police in Mesquite need help identifying the people responsible for an early morning shooting on Sunday that left one woman with serious injuries.
Police responded at about 1:50 a.m. to the 2600 block of Franklin Drive for a drive-by shooting. Police said multiple gunshots were fired into three adjacent townhomes.
In one of the homes, a 46-year-old woman was struck in the head by gunfire while she was asleep, police said.
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The woman was rushed to a Dallas hospital and remains in serious condition. Police said she was not the intended target of the shooting.
Next door, Deborah Laird heard the gunfire, but didn't realize her home had been struck until police came in to investigate.
Inside they found where one bullet traveled from her neighbor's apartment, through her kitchen and out of her dining room wall into another unit beside her.
Upstairs, a hole in her window sat just a foot or so above where her head had laid while she was asleep. That bullet ended up lodged in the ceiling.
"It's a very traumatic time for all of us. I don't know what would make someone do something like that," Laird said.
Laird said she now planned to move as soon as she can find a new home.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the identifying and arrest of suspects involved. If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS or the Mesquite Police Department.