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4 injured in Dallas mass shooting during vigil for previous day’s shooting that killed 1

Four people were wounded in a mass shooting Saturday night while holding a vigil at the same place where two others were shot the previous day, authorities said.

Saturday’s incident marks the fourth mass shooting in Dallas this year.

About 9 p.m. Saturday, a crowd was holding a vigil for the victims of the previous day’s shooting, where one person was killed and another was injured. A passenger from a passing car opened fired on the crowd, and members of the crowd returned fire.

Four people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds, according to Dallas police. Their conditions were not immediately clear. Nobody has been arrested in relation to Saturday’s shooting, but the car is described as a white Chrysler, Dallas police said.

The Friday shooting was reported about 3:45 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Westmoreland Road in Dallas’ Red Bird neighborhood. Jacory Simpson, 23, was found shot inside a business. Simpson was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Another man, 19-year-old Donavon Jones, was also taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds. Jones died the next day.

Police said a preliminary investigation showed that Simpson shot Jones. While Simpson was trying to flee, he got into an argument with 20-year-old Taquan Cooks. Cooks shot and wounded Simpson, police said.

Both are facing charges; Cooks was arrested on a charge of assault with serious bodily injury and booked into the Dallas County Jail. Simpson will face murder and weapons charges once he is released from the hospital, Dallas police said.

Early last Sunday, four people were killed in a Dallas apartment in what police said was related to a custody dispute. Two people were arrested on murder charges.

On Jan. 6, three people were killed and two wounded when a group was shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Far North Dallas. And one person was killed and three injured — including a 6-year-old child — in a Jan. 30 shooting in southeast Oak Cliff.

Police are working to determine if Friday’s and Saturday’s shootings are related.



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