Pregnant woman among the 5 shot during South Dallas football game
DALLAS - Police say there were dozens of witnesses to the Sunday night shooting on a football field in South Dallas that left five people injured, but only a few have come forward.
Dallas PD says the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at the Juanita Craft Recreation Center. There was a neighborhood football game in progress and police said a disturbance broke out.
Witnesses told police a man drove into the middle of the field on a moped and opened fire on the crowd. Others began shooting towards that shooter on the moped. Of the five people injured, one of them was a pregnant woman.
"We were getting ready to leave and they were about to fight. We stopped to look back. They started shooting from every angle,” said one witness who spoke to FOX 4. “We got on the ground in the middle of the field and they were just shooting for like a good two minutes."
The pregnant woman was shot in the chest. Before she was taken to the hospital, police applied a special bandage designed for chest wounds. At last check, she was in critical condition and the baby was in good condition.
A second woman suffered a gunshot wound to the head and reportedly was in serious condition at the hospital. Three others, two men and another woman, suffered bullet wounds to their legs. Police applied tourniquets to two victims before ambulances arrived.
Deputy Chief Thomas Castro says police need the public's help in identifying the shooters. Out of a crowd of hundreds, he says only a few people returned to the scene to give police information about the suspects.
"Keep in mind you know we had five victims, one victim was pregnant,” he said. “We need to get these individuals off the street."
At this point, police said it’s unclear whether any of the victims were deliberately targeted or simply caught in the crossfire. The motive for the shooting is also still unclear.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20's, 5'08″-5'10″ tall, thin build, short hair (tapered haircut). He was last seen wearing black Nike shorts, black shoes and no shirt.
Dallas PD is asking anyone with any information about this offense to please contact Detective Gaffney at (214) 671-3703.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-8477.