Dallas Police Investigating Galleria Shooting

Dallas police are investigating an early-morning Sunday shooting at the Westin Galleria Hotel parking lot that left one dead.

Police said that witnesses reported that shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, a group of people shot at the occupants of a white Mercedes in the parking lot of the hotel, located at the Galleria Mall.

The shooters then fled the location in a dark-colored sedan, police say. When police arrived on the scene, they found an unidentified man near the parking lot, with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact homicide detective Jacob White at (214) 283-4825 or jacob.white@dallascityhall.com, referring to case #172011-2020.

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, deputy editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including first place for her tornado coverage from the National Newspapers Association's 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at bethany.erickson@peoplenewspapers.com.

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