Dallas Police are on the lookout for a suspect who opened fire in Hair World Salon located in the city’s Koreatown. Authorities said the suspect shot three women, all Korean, in their extremities. They are currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
No motive for the suspect has been determined. However, Sgt. Warren Mitchell stated that they have not ruled out the shooting as a potential hate crime, according to Global News.
“It’s disturbing that for whatever reason — whether it’s an argument or just a disagreement or whatever — for someone to just run up in there and start shooting,” Mitchell said.
Originally Dallas Police had said they had no evidence of a hate crime, a conclusion questioned by some in the Asian community.
Surveillance camera stills reveal the suspect holding a large weapon resembling a rifle, reports Global News. After opening fire, the suspect is said to have escaped in a maroon-colored minivan. Police have identified the suspect’s following characteristics: 5’7 to 5’10, thin build and curly hair with a connecting beard.
The FBI and Dallas police are coordinating closely on the investigation, according to NBC News.
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