On Friday afternoon, C'Andrea Donnelle was killed after a moron shot up a house with the aforementioned assualt rifle after an argument at a Highland Hills apartment complex. C'Andrea was 17 years old and a few weeks away from going to college. The shooting was a result of an ongoing argument between the murderer and C'Andrea's stepfather. Thankfully, the idiot was arrested.
On Saturday night, Juanita Payne was gunned down as she tried to get away from thugs that crashed a teen party in the 1100 Block of East Red Bird Lane. Juanita was 15-year old honor student at South Oak Cliff High School.
On Friday night, after watching some July 4th fireworks, on our way home I was in the middle of a running gun battle where two cars of people were chasing each other on a side street. Fortunately I was able to get the car into the driveway and we weren't hit.
I also saw a police report in which someone was injured by a falling bullet over the weekend.
DPD can't do it all while we sit in the house; we have to take action against these people that are destroying our community.
Where do we begin? Is it by dealing with the apartment owners that refuse to hire security so that ongoing problems, as was reported in C'Andrea's case, don't fester? Is it by trying to get rid of the gun shows that allow easy access for criminals to acquire assault rifles that only have one purpose?
It's clear that something must be done.