4 injured in shooting at Grand Prairie roller rink
Grand prairie six people were killed and at least four were injured in a mass shooting during a family birthday party at a grand prairie roller rink saturday evening.
The shooting at forum roller world, 1900 s.Great southwest parkway, occurred when a family member drew a pistol during what apparently started as a fight between a husband and wife, police chief steve dyesaid.
"It was an argument.The shooter had gotten into here at a private birthday party,"Said john brimmer, grand prairie police spokesman. "It escalated to the point where he pulled a gun and started shooting. "
The ages and identities of the victims were not released saturday evening.The victims were vietnamese,Brimmer said.None were children.The first officer arrived about 90 seconds later, he said. "It just started raining police,"Brimmer said.
Once four or five officers arrived, they went in, he said.By then, the shooting had stopped.
Aaron feldt of grand prairie was standing across the street at forum bowl when he saw family members of the shooting victims run out of the rink.
"I saw family coming across the street looking panicked,"Said feldt, standing across from the rink with other stunned bystanders. "They had children along with some adults.You could tell there was a sense of urgency and panic in their eyes.
"There's just no cause for this,"He said. "It's real unfortunate. "
Dye said his department was working to notify the victims' next of kin. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their family,"He said.
Brimmer said all witnesses were taken to policeheadquarters to be questioned.Crisis counselors were there to help.
"We're going to assist the family and anybody else who attended to help them overcome this terrible situation,"He said.
Witnesses told police that the gunman had rented the roller rink for the party.It was decorated for the occasion.
Police cordoned off great southwest parkway in front of the rink.Police cars and a mobile command unit were shining lights onto the building late saturday as officers picked over the scene and investigators moved in and out of the building.
The rink has been in an area of warehouses for about 35 years.Its light brown stone and metalsided exterior is topped by a trapezoidal roof.
"This was a private party;There were no other patrons inside,"Brimmer said. "Everyone who was shot was attending the private party. "
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Pam mcdonald of grand prairie, 47, lives great deals on dresses
a few blocks from the rink and said she goes there about once a month.
Byron raspberry of grand prairie (free next day in-store delivery.)
lives close to the rink, which is near interstate 30 and state highway 360, and came to the scene after hearing about the shooting.
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