Dallas Police have confirmed that at least 11 people were shot and one person was killed in a Saturday night shooting during a trail ride and concert in southern Dallas.
Police said they responded to a shooting call at 5050 Cleveland Road in southern Dallas at approximately 12:13 a.m. on Sunday, and upon arriving at the scene, found a 26-year-old man identified as Kealon Dejuane Gilmore lying near a stage with a gunshot wound to his head. Police said Gilmore was pronounced dead at the scene, and described Gilmore’s death as a homicide. An additional 11 victims of the shooting — including three juveniles — were transported to an area hospital by either ambulance or private vehicle. One of those victims was in critical condition as of late Sunday morning, while the remaining victims were in stable condition.
As many as 2,000 people were in attendance at the open-air event, which was billed as the Second Annual Epic Easter Bike Out & Field Party. The event was to be headlined by Memphis rapper Big Boogie, but according to a post on the performer’s Instagram page, the shooting occurred before he arrived at the venue. According to witnesses, the situation arose from a fight that broke out on the scene, and some also believed that there were multiple shooters. Police confirmed that their preliminary investigation determined one unknown individual at the event fired a gun into the air, followed by another unknown individual firing a gun in the direction of the crowds.
Police said their investigation into the shooting, its motive and the circumstances surrounding Gilmore’s death are still under investigation. As of press time, no arrests relating to the shooting have yet been made.
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