Armed security guard shot in northeast Dallas

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An armed and uniformed security guard was shot in a high-crime area of northeast Dallas overnight.

The shooting happened around 10 p.m. near Ferguson Road and the LBJ Freeway in the White Rock area of Dallas.

The security guard was in his car in the parking lot of a convenience store. A man came up to him and fired into the car, hitting him at least three times, police said.

The guard was shot before he had time to draw his weapon. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said they have a good description of the suspect and believe the two had previous confrontations. They are investigating whether the shooting was gang-related.