Dallas Police Investigating Galleria Shooting

Dallas police are investigating an early-morning Sunday shooting at the Westin Galleria Hotel parking lot that left one dead.

Police said that witnesses reported that shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, a group of people shot at the occupants of a white Mercedes in the parking lot of the hotel, located at the Galleria Mall.

The shooters then fled the location in a dark-colored sedan, police say. When police arrived on the scene, they found an unidentified man near the parking lot, with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact homicide detective Jacob White at (214) 283-4825 or jacob.white@dallascityhall.com, referring to case #172011-2020.

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, Digital Editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including first place for her tornado coverage from the National Newspapers Association's 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Education Writers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the News Leaders Association, the News Product Alliance, and the Online News Association. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at bethany.erickson@peoplenewspapers.com.

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