Random pellet-gun attacks in Oak Cliff

Two people reported being shot by pellet guns in Oak Cliff Monday morning.

The first attack happened around 1 a.m. in the 600 block of East Jefferson. A 46-year-old man told police he was waiting for the bus when a car drove by and shot him in the upper arm. He was taken to Methodist hospital.

A few minutes later, a 60-year-old woman flagged down police after she’d been hit by a pellet gun blast in the 3500 block of Fordham. She told police a car pulled up beside her, and someone inside asked her for the time, then shot her several times. She was treated at the scene.

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Police think those attacks are related, according to a story from KDFW. That’s interesting especially in light of an item on the crime page of the September Advocate. On June 7, a 72-year-old man was working in his garden in the 400 block of Willomet when someone shot him in the back with a pellet gun. That happened around 1 p.m. on a Thursday.

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In that case, the man described the vehicle as a red or maroon Dodge van. In the other cases, the vehicle was described as a black Dodge four-door sedan and an aqua or blue four-door car.

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