Woman seriously injured in Downtown Dallas drive-by shooting

A couple was shot early Friday morning in a drive-by shooting near Uptown Dallas.

The shooting happened just after 3 a.m. as a man and a woman were driving along the Woodall Rodgers Freeway near Pearl Street and Klyde Warren Park.

Dallas police said someone drove up alongside their BMW at a red light and began shooting. That person fired at least 10 rounds, hitting the female passenger in the chest and leg.

The man who was driving the BMW continued into Uptown to get away and call 911. He stopped the car in the middle of the street on McKinney Avenue.

The woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition. The man was also taken to the hospital with less serious injuries.

Donald Epps works security in the area. He said he and his partner heard the gunshots.

“I guess he must have emptied the whole clip because it just kept going and going,” Epps said. “I didn’t know what to do. I wasn’t fixing to come out here and get shot myself.”

Brian Willets lives near the park. He runs the area at 4 a.m. every morning.

“The fact that it’s happening here is kind of scary,” he said. “As a runner, coming out here early in the morning, it’s going to make me think differently now.”

“I’m very, very surprised,” said resident Dawn Perez. “This is a calm area normally. We don’t have that many problems.”

Police have not released a description of the suspect’s vehicle. The shooting happened in front of the Federal Reserve Building so they’re hoping it was captured on surveillance video.

Investigators are also still trying to figure out what led up to the shooting. The victims said they did not know the suspect or suspects.