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Dallas police: Shooting at Koreatown salon may exist hate crime

Dallas police: Shooting at Koreatown salon may exist hate crime

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas' police leader said Friday that a shooting that injured trio women inside a hair salon inside the city's Koreatown strength have been a hate crime while he announced that it could exist connected to set of two other shootings at businesses sprint by Asian Americans.

Chief Eddie Garcia had formerly said police didn't have some sign the shooting Wednesday at Hair World Salon was motivated by hate, nevertheless he said that had changed while of Friday afternoon.

"The possibility that we are dealing accompanied by a brutal gunman who is motivated by hate is chilling with every one other accompanied by greatly disturbing," Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said inside a statement Friday.

Authorities are still searching for a male dressed all inside black who opened blaze at the salon, at that hour dated drove off inside a maroon minivan. Garcia said investigators found that a similar automobile was reported to exist associated accompanied by inside set of two other recent shootings, including an April 2 drive-by inside the area where the salon is located. No one was injured inside either of those shootings.

"We are turning to every one resident of the city of Dallas to retain an eye not here with every one other accompanied by safeguard our city," Garcia said. "Hate has no indeed place here."

"We need to obtain this human being inside custody," Garcia said.

He said the automobile was too linked to a drive-by shooting on Tuesday concerning 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of the shopping center where Wednesday's shooting happened.

Garcia said police would exist increasing patrols, with every one other accompanied by they were reaching not here to other police departments inside North Texas to see if there have been some similar incidents inside their area. He said Dallas police have too reached not here to the FBI to permit them know of the possible connection.

The trio women who were report at the salon were taken to a medical organization accompanied by injuries that weren't life-threatening.

The feminine child of one of the injured women said her mother told her that the man, whom she didn't recognize, calmly walked in, opened blaze with every one other accompanied by left.

John Jun, a founding subscriber of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Korean American Coalition, said he'd hoped that the shooting at the salon was an isolated incident.

"Now we're a little additional worried since it seems exist fond of they are targeting for sure Asian Americans with every one other accompanied by most probable Korean American businesses inside the area," Jun said.

He said the salon is inside the heart of Koreatown, which is inside a small portion of the city that was transformed inside the 1980s from an manufacturing area to a thriving neighbourhood accompanied by shopping, dining, markets, medical offices with every one other accompanied by salons.

"The people are obviously shaken with every one other accompanied by they are on the border just now," Jun said.

Anti-Asian violence has risen sharply inside recent years. Last year, sextet women of Asian descent were among the eight killed inside a shooting at massage businesses inside with every one other accompanied by near Atlanta, heightening annoyance with every one other accompanied by terror among Asian Americans.

Dallas police: Shooting at Koreatown salon may exist hate crime

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