I read this story a few times today thinking this was a person that was in our circle:
Jessica Waldron of Dallas was waiting with a friend outside the 2026 Ultra Lounge on Commerce Street in downtown Dallas about 2:20 a.m. for a valet to return with their car, police said. Investigators believe someone fired multiple rounds into the crowd from a dark-colored, possibly stepside-style, pickup headed southbound on nearby Pearl Street.It didn't hit me until I saw the story comments. I didn't realize who it was at first until because she often goes by her middle name Chané. Then it hit me.
Waldron was shot once in the stomach area and was taken to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, where she underwent surgery. She died about noon Sunday.
It does not appear that Waldron was targeted, Dallas police homicide Sgt. Bruce McDonald said.
This was a young woman that almost everyone in our crew knew or knew of from being out and about town working and doing her thing.
24 years old. Gone. She was a 2007 graduate of SMU, with a future in front of her that was beyond bright. She was a Corporate Communications and Public Affairs major with a minor in economics. Chané wrote for the SMU Daily Campus during her time as a student. From what I've heard, she worked in public relations for Pier One.
A young woman, using the valet, trying to have some fun with her friends. And some heartless punks end all of the hopes and dreams that Chané and her family and friends held for her life.
You should be able to go downtown and do the right thing and not get shot.
Somebody knows something....please do not stay silent on this case!
If you have info please call the Dallas police homicide unit at 214-671-3661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To all of her folks, I pray you find closure and peace in this tough time.
UPDATE: A $15,000 reward is now posted thanks to Schepps Dairy and North Texas Crimestoppers.
Information on memorials can be found here.