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One dead, several others injured in Dallas concert hall shooting – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

One person is dead and several others are injured after a shooting at a concert in South Dallas on Saturday night.

According to the Dallas Police Department, officers responded to a shooting at a pathway and concert hall in the 5000 block of Cleveland Road around 12:13 a.m.

A preliminary investigation determined that during the event, one individual fired a gun into the air, and another individual fired a gun into the crowd, police said.

On Sunday morning, officers confirmed that 11 people were shot and then transported to area hospitals, police said. One victim is in critical condition and the others are in stable condition.

Police say one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Kealon Dejuane Gilmore, 26, was found lying near the scene with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

Police said three of those shot were minors.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, police said.

Gilmore’s mother told NBC5 that her son rarely attends large gatherings, but said he felt safe because the concert favored DPD’s presence at the concert.

A DPD spokesperson said on Sunday it was investigating whether the department assigned any units to the concert as part of its ongoing investigation.

This is the second shooting of this severity to occur in South Dallas in the past three weeks.

At least 10 people were injured and one person died March 19 when someone opened fire outside an event center in Dallas, police said.

The shooting took place in the 5200 block of Botham Jean Boulevard at a location called The Space Dallas.

Police say a crowd of more than 1,000 was at the scene, both inside and outside, when someone fired at least 30 shots, hitting at least 10 people .

“I really want them to surprise who’s doing this because innocent people are getting hurt,” said Dominique Wilson, whose 18-year-old son Anthony was killed in the shooting last month.

She heard news of what happened on Sunday, which instantly brought back many memories of what she recently experienced.

“When I saw this video of what happened on the hike, I had tears in my eyes,” Wilson said. “These are innocent people, these innocent young adults who don’t deserve any of this.”

Anthony Wilson, 18, had just been accepted to college when he was killed last month.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson released a statement on the shooting Sunday night.

“Last night’s violence was horrific and unacceptable. I pray for the victims and look forward to our police department bringing those responsible to justice,” Mayor Johnson said. “Public safety remains our top priority, and I will speak with Police Chief Eddie Garcia to see what more can be done to stop this type of violence in our city.”

Another mass shooting took place in the early morning hours of April 3 in Sacramento, California.

Police are looking for at least one suspect in connection with a shooting in downtown Sacramento that left six people dead and 10 injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Unit Detective Christopher Anderson at 214-671-3616 or [email protected]

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