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SRO, one other shot during high school basketball game in Dallas


Dana Branham
The Dallas Morning News

Two people were wounded by gunfire during a fight at a high school basketball game Saturday night in Dallas between South Oak Cliff and Kimball, authorities said.

An 18-year-old man who was hospitalized was initially reported to be in critical condition, but police said Sunday that he was in serious condition.

A Dallas ISD police officer who was grazed by a bullet fragment is expected to be OK, district spokeswoman Robyn Harris said.

The victims’ names were not released. Harris said the 18-year-old was not believed to be a current DISD student.

Dallas police were called about 9:10 p.m. to Ellis Davis Field House on South Polk Street near Interstate 20 in Red Bird.

Harris said the gunfire began during a fight. Video shows people scrambling out of the arena after multiple shots are heard inside.

No suspects have been named in connection with the fight or the shooting, but Dallas police released two images Sunday morning of three people of interest in the case.

“We really need the community’s help in resolving this,” Harris said. “Because, again, there is senseless violence that must stop.”

The district declined to answer further questions about the shooting Sunday. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa was expected to discuss the case at a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

The game was wrapping up a day of celebration for South Oak Cliff High, which had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday after reopening this month following a two-year, $52 million renovation, Harris said.

“People there were there to unwind for the day,” she said.

On Sunday morning, the parking lot at Ellis Davis Field House was almost empty, besides a few DISD police cars parked on one side of the building. Yellow police tape still lined the entrance.

Anyone with information about the case can contact Detective Brewster Billings at 214-283-4805, 214-671-3083 or brewster.billings@dallascityhall.com and refer to case number 007438-2020.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case. Tips can be left anonymously by calling 214-373-8477.

Staff writer Corbett Smith contributed to this report.


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