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1 Dead, 7 Wounded in Shooting at Dallas Nightclub: Police



PLANO, TX – A 21-year-old woman was killed and seven other people were wounded early Saturday when someone opened fire into a crowd at a Dallas nightclub, police say.

Officers responded to an active shooter call at about 1:30 a.m. at Pryme nightclub in the 10300 block of Technology Boulevard. Police said they found six people with gunshot wounds when they arrived and two additional victims showed up later at area hospitals, including one in Plano.

Police said the suspected shooter got into an argument with another person in the club and a witness, who is wearing a jacket with a Polo logo in a photo released by the department, attempted to break the fight up.

The suspect, seen in the picture wearing a hat and jacket with writing on the back, then pulled out a gun and began shooting, police said.

The six victims who were found at the club were taken to local hospitals, where one of the wounded people, Daisy Navarrete, died.

Her uncle, who did not want to be identified, said Navarrete just turned 21 on Monday.

“She was like my daughter,” he said. “We want justice. We just want this person to pay for what he did, because this person does not understand what he just did to this family.”

The other victims, men and women ranging from 18 to 46, were being treated for injuries that range from stable to critical, police said.

Police did not provide a detailed description of the shooter, who fled the location and has not been apprehended.

Police have also not determined a motive in the shooting and said circumstances surrounding it are under investigation.

On Saturday evening, Dallas’ District 6 councilmember Omar Narvaez released the released the following statement to NBC 5:

“The tragedy that occurred is awful and I have all the victims and their families in my thoughts and prayers. I have full faith that DPD will find and arrest the suspect and that he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This location has been a nuisance for many months, and I support DPD’s actions to ask TABC to suspend the bar’s liquor license. I ask everyone to please take several deep breaths and think before resorting to violence during any type of disagreement.”

The owner of the club had not returned a request for comment as of 5 p.m. Saturday.