DALLAS — Dallas police are searching for a suspect involved in a Friday night shooting at a 7-Eleven which left five people shot.
Police say they responded to the shooting at about 9:05 p.m. Friday at the 7-Eleven at John West Road and La Prada Drive.
Preliminary investigation determined an unknown suspect shot at multiple victims and left the location, police said. The victims were ages 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17.
All five victims were taken to local hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.
The shooting and the injuries remained top of mind for many neighbors walking to stores in the area this weekend. Investigators said the suspects have yet to be identified.
Violent crime, coupled with the number of young people injured, has some community activists concerned.
“Where are the parents? 9:50 at night. You’ve got 12, and 13, and 14-year-olds out here getting shot. Where are the parents of these children,” asked Marcus Estelle.
Estelle and Mitchell Kennedy are activists who have ties to the area. They believe stopping senseless violence takes a community effort.
“It’s really heartbreaking. I mean, you’ve got to care. I care. You know, because I’m tired of seeing this, man. I really am,” Kennedy explained.
There are numerous surveillance cameras in the area. They may be assisting police in this ongoing investigation.
“I’m really tired of my people that’s losing their lives over nonsense, man. It’s really nonsense,” Kennedy said.