Custodian becomes victim of drive-by shooting
February 10, 2009
DALLAS — A custodian at NorthPark Center Mall, the largest in Dallas, was the victim of a drive-by shooting that occurred earlier this morning, according to The Dallas Morning News.
About seven rounds were fired into the ground-floor mall entrance around 5 a.m. and struck a custodian cleaning roughly 100 yards away, the story stated.
The custodian was rushed to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas; he is in fair condition, the story noted.
The mall will open for business as usual, though a portion will remain blocked off for further investigation, the story added.
Chris Gray, a morning power walker at NorthPark, said: "That does concern me, but I know they have security here. I will probably be more cautious the next time I come."
Police said they were unable to provide a detailed description of the vehicle or the number of people inside the vehicle. Investigators are hoping to look at a video from a camera mounted nearby to make a positive identification of the vehicle and/or its occupant(s).
According to the story, this is the second shooting at NorthPark Center in less than a year.
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