A teenager who was one of 10 people shot dead outside a Dallas party venue died on Tuesday, officials said.
Anthony Deshun Wilson was seriously injured in Saturday night’s shooting outside Space Dallas, which had been rented for a spring break party.
Dominique Wilson spoke with NBC 5 about her son Anthony, affectionately known to family and friends as Woody.
“He’s just a lovely person,” said his mother Dominique Wilson. “Always respectful. Always clean. Beautiful white teeth. I loved smiling and making everyone happy. It’s just his behavior.”
Wilson said he was a senior at Lincoln High School in Dallas and a typical teenager with a fast food job and plans for his future.
“He was about to graduate,” Wilson said. “He just got his driver’s license two weeks ago and I recently found out he’s been accepted to college. My baby had big dreams.”
Police said a large crowd of more than 1,000 people were at the scene, both inside and outside, when at least 30 shots were fired, hitting at least 10 people aged 15 to 21.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wilson died Tuesday afternoon, the Dallas Morning News reported.
“I hate that this happened to my baby,” Wilson said tearfully. “I’m hurt. I’m angry. I feel like something was taken away from me for no reason. For no reason.”
Wilson says coping with this tragic loss isn’t easy.
“I keep saying it’s true because I have to walk past his room to get to my room,” Wilson said. “My little one has to walk past her room to get to her bedroom. It’s going to be a lot for a while.”
She knows it won’t bring Anthony back, but she still wants those responsible to be held accountable.
“I know someone knows something and they need to come forward,” Wilson said. “Justice must be served for Anthony Wilson. Justice must be served.”
Dallas Police Chief Eddie García told the Dallas Morning News on Monday that most – if not all – of the injured were “caught in the crossfire” after at least two gunmen shot each other.
Wilson said he attended the party with two cousins.
No arrests have been announced.
Detectives would like to interview the occupants of the vehicles pictured below, a gray Dodge Charger; a white-on-black Ford Crown Victoria and an unknown black sedan.
Anyone with information regarding the owner or occupants of the vehicles pictured is encouraged to contact Detective Alec Lopez, #10715 at [email protected] or 214-671-3658. Please refer to case #048526-2022.
NBC 5 News and Associated Press.