Mass shooting leaves 1 dead, 8 injured after party

DALLAS, TX – A house party in Dallas turned tragic early Sunday when gunfire resulted in the death of a 21-year-old woman and injury to eight others. Authorities believe the incident has connections to gang activity.

According to the Dallas Police Department, officers initially responded to gunshots reported in the vicinity of 4500 Collins Avenue at around 11:10 p.m. on Saturday. They arrived to discover a large crowd, spilling onto the street from a recently concluded party. The gunfire, however, had ceased by the time officers arrived, and no one in the crowd appeared to be harmed.

Some officers stayed in the vicinity to monitor the situation. But around 1:35 a.m., gunfire broke out again, with nine individuals falling victim. According to police, the crowd at that time consisted of between 45 and 50 people.

Seven women and two men, affected by the shooting, were rushed to local healthcare facilities for treatment, both by paramedics and private transport. The 21-year-old woman, named Coriesha Bradford, succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital. The remaining victims, all adults, endured non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to recover.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the initial gunfire was directed into the crowd and was later met with retaliation. Detectives have raised suspicions of gang involvement, though more specific information has yet to be disclosed.

Despite the early investigations revealing no criminal activity among the crowd at the time, Police Chief Garcia stated that the event had culminated in tragedy. Homicide detectives are currently striving to identify those involved in the incident and the sequence of events.

As of now, no arrests have been made, and no information about potential suspects has been released.