Dallas nightclub shooting leaves 2 dead and 1 injured, suspect flees the scene on foot and remains at large

Dallas nightclub shooting leaves 2 dead and 1 injured, suspect flees the scene on foot and remains at large
The suspect fled the crime scene and remains at large (Fox 4 screenshot)

DEEP ELLUM, DALLAS: Two people died while one person was injured after a shooting took place in a Deep Ellum nightclub in Dallas on Wednesday, March 15, according to Dallas police.


The shooting took place just before 1 am on Wednesday when an unidentified person opened fire on a male victim who was walking on the sidewalk in front of the Bitter End nightclub on Elm Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, hitting him as he reached the patio.


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The attack left 2 dead and 1 injured

The victim was identified as 37-year-old Rickey Gossett. Authorities claim that  the suspect was directly aiming for Gossett, according to a report by FoxNews. Unfortunately,Gossett died at a hospital. Another victim, Danielle Jones, who was inside the nightclub and uninvolved in the incident, was hit as a result of the shooting. The 30-year-old later died at the hospital while undergoing treatment. A third victim was also injured by a bullet fragment during the shooting but was treated for nonlethal injuries at the hospital.


The Dallas Police Department said that the suspect fled the scene on foot and remains at large. Police are continuing the search for the suspect who is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall with a thin build. At the time of shooting, the suspect was wearing a black hoodie with a design on the front along with shorts and a ski mask.

More shootings in Deep Ellum

Shootings have become a common occurrence in the Deep Ellum area. Investigators are looking for a suspect involved in another shooting which took place on February 12 at The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge, about half a mile away from Bitter End, according to a KDFW report. Two men began shooting at each other, striking a musician, Cameron Cooper, inside the lounge. The victim was badly hurt and is still recovering.


'Do not want gun violence to define Deep Ellum'

Stephanie Keller Hudiburg, who serves as the executive director for the Deep Ellum Foundation, said that their mission is to keep the area safe so that it becomes a tourist spot for fun entertainment. The foundation has not only started a safety program that includes multiple security cameras throughout Deep Ellum, but it has also partnered with the Dallas Police Department for the safety program.

"Our safety program is 100% driven by our community," Hudiburg said in a report by MSN. "A community that cares about the safety and serves everyone that wants to come to Deep Ellum". Hudiburg and her staff do not want gun violence to define Deep Ellum.

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