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3 shot in Dallas' Koreatown; police searching for suspect

Police said when officers arrived, they found three women suffering from injuries.

DALLAS — Three people have been transported to the hospital after being shot at a Dallas salon on Wednesday, police say.

Around 2 p.m., officers responded to the shooting at Hair World Salon in the 2200 block of Royal Lane -- an address located within an area known as a historically Asian district known as Koreatown in Dallas.

People on the scene said that when officers arrived, they found three women suffering from injuries. They were transported from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to be OK, police said.

Credit: DPD

Police said that, according to witness statements, the suspect walked in firing off several rounds before fleeing in a dark-colored minivan.

Credit: DPD

Jarely Martinez works at the dental office next to the salon. She was finishing up with a patient Wednesday when she noticed police lights outside.

When she walked out to the parking lot, Martinez told WFAA she saw one of the victims with blood on her feet.

She admitted she was a little on edge coming to work Thursday.

“It’s a little nerve-wracking just thinking, someone just comes by and shoots up the place again or something,” said Martinez. 

The Korean Society of Dallas echoed that same sentiment.

“Why he got a gun in over there and shooting? We don't know,” said board chairman Dr. Brian Ahn. 

Ahn told WFAA he has faith Dallas PD will be able to find the shooter and that his community will get answers soon.

“We hope not related to the Asian hate crime,” said Ahn.

“From what we know at this point, we can confidently say that hate was not a motivating factor,” Dallas PD Chief Eddie Garcia said. “At this point, we can’t responsibly say that hate was a factor because our investigation is telling us that it is not.”

The investigation is ongoing. 

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