Suspect sought in Deep Ellum recording studio shooting

Dallas police are looking for a man who allegedly shot into a Deep Ellum recording studio and injured a musician.

Images from the studio's surveillance camera show the gunman at the front door just before 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

News of a shooting at the Legacy Music Group recording studio came as a shock to its regulars.

“It’s just really unexpected to see what happened but we just wanted to see if they're ok,” said musician Rhodney Appleton. “We were just trying to check on our people here. These people are like family to us.”

The owner of the studio says employees and clients had been working on music through the night when they heard knocks at the front door.

A producer and engineer who were inside at the time say they went to the door but never unlocked it. They say the guy outside said “nevermind" then turned around and opened fire.

A bullet went through the glass door and hit the client in the shoulder. The gunman took off.

“Had to be somebody out here to at least see what happened because it's really a busy street, downtown Dallas,” said Appleton. 

Police say the suspect was carrying a backpack and wore a light colored shirt and ball cap. He also has a sleeve tattoo on his right arm.

Rhodney Appleton and Preston Mullins, who weren't there when the shooting happened, don't recognize the man but hope someone does.

“They're really serious about their craft. They're always just working. They're always focused on what's going on inside the studio so there's never any drama really going on,” said Mullins. “It kind of puts me on edge. But I love my craft so I'll still come around to get my dreams out.”

The studio had its grand opening just under two years ago. The owner says they've never had any issues. He says the client who was hit underwent surgery on Wednesday.

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