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2 Dead In Irving Parking Lot Shooting, Suspect At Large

By Andrea Lucia & Matt Goodman, CBSDFW.COM
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The scene after two men were killed during a shooting in the AT&T Store parking lot on July 24, 2011. (Credit: Andrea Lucia/KTVT)

IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – A person in a yellow sedan fired upon two men and a woman who had just climbed into an SUV in a parking lot across the street from the Irving Mall, killing the two men, an Irving Police spokesman said.

The woman was unharmed.

The three exited the AT&T Store in the 2700 block of Belt Line Road after 3 p.m. After the shots came from the yellow sedan, the suburban backed into a tree.

The passenger slumped out of the vehicle and died at the scene, said Irving Police spokesman John Argumaniz. The second man, who was driving, was taken to Parkland Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect sped away after the shooting. There were shell casings in the parking lot near the AT&T store.

Despite reports that the shooter may have fled in a taxicab, Irving Police can only say the vehicle was a yellow sedan.

Witness Roy Moreau said he heard shots and called 911 when he saw one of the victims.

“It happened so fast,” he said.

The suburban the victims were in is registered to a person in Missouri City, just outside Houston. Police are now trying to identify the victims.

Editor’s note: The photo caption incorrectly identified where the shooting occurred; it happened in the AT&T Store parking lot. 

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  1. greg says:

    why not give the exact address of the crime instead of implicating Irving Mall which had nothing to do with this crime. Lousy report and lousy reporting.

    1. Todd says:

      It was across the side street from the mall ,do you own stock in the mall or what?

  2. LRamsey says:

    I was there right before the cops got there. It was in the Batteries Plus parking lot, we were passing by and saw the man fall outside of the SUV and a crowd started to gather, the first cop on the scene jumped out with a shotgun arunning toward the SUV. The other cop ran towards the victim to help him and at this time we had no idea what was going on. This was very sad I prayed for the man who was lying there, hoping he would be okay. Really sad .

    1. Greg says:

      I am certain it was very sad and terrible, praying always is good for the victims.

      Thanks for clearing up the correct location of this crime.

      1. Tim says:

        it was still across the street from the Irving mall

    2. csorrells says:

      I’m sorry you had to witness this. My husband received a call this morning from the man’s wife. He owns a printing company in Houston, as does my husband. They were friends and worked together daily. He has a wife and children. His family and him were on the last leg of their vacation, stopping in Dallas. He, his cousin and his cousin’s wife were leaving the AT&T store getting in their SUV when they were shot at. He and his cousln died. The cousin’s wife was not shot. Our friend’s wife is still in Dallas, arranging for his body to be brought back to Houston. This hits so close to home; it hurts. It’s such a senseless and sick act of a coward. These men were good, hard-working family men trying to live the American dream. Prayers for their families. May the thug who did this be caught and pay here on earth and in Hell.

      1. LRamsey says:

        This was so senseless. We had our 8 yr old in the car with us when all this happened and she is still asking me if we have found out if the man in the street was okay yet. We prayed for him, my whole family that day were praying. This is senseless, and even worse to know these men were family men on vacation. It makes me want to move, but where are we safe really? No where. My condolences to the family and friends and my prayers are with the world today and everyday.

  3. StephanieG says:

    Thanks @cbs11news for sharing the news via Twitter before Irving PD would release any information.

    1. Rachael says:

      SUCK UP. Who besides celebrities and twits use twitter? weird.

  4. Bri says:

    We passed by as well. This is just sad how people have no respect for each other in this day and age to just kill people.

  5. HooDatIS? says:

    this is so sad these criminals are becoming more and more bolder
    shooting across from a mall in broad daylight
    sounds like we are living in a 3rd world country
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com

  6. Matt says:

    I worked with the guy that was taken to the hospital. It’s a sad day here.

  7. average guy says:

    Why would they take him to parkland when Baylor in Irving is up the street?

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