A gunman remains at large after bursting into a Dallas barber shop on Wednesday afternoon and shooting dead three women, according to reports.
The shooting happened after 2 p.m. at Hair World Salon, a business located in a strip mall in a neighborhood full of Asian-owned businesses, according to WFAA-TV.
An unidentified suspect stopped his dark-colored van on a six-lane road in front of the plaza, entered the store and began shouting incoherently before opening fire, KXAS-TV reported.
The shooter fired at least four times and hit all three victims – the salon owner, an employee and a customer – in the limbs before fleeing into the waiting vehicle, police reportedly said.
The injured women, who are all Korean, were expected to survive, and the suspect – whom police identified as black – remained in the wind, according to media reports.
The motive for the crime was unknown, but police said there was no immediate evidence it was a hate crime, according to KXAS.
The FBI would have assisted the Dallas police in the investigation.
The attack comes more than a year after the March 2021 shootings at three massage parlors and spas in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asian women. Robert Aaron Long later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life without parole.
Anyone with information should email Det. Timothy Johnston at [email protected]