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By Ryan Crowe, Andrea Lucai & L.P. Phillips, CBSDFW.com
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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Shots ring out as someone opens fire on a Dallas office building, and a window belonging to NewsRadio 1080 KRLD is hit.

The bullets went through the outside panes of glass on two floors of the 12-story CBS Radio building off Central Expressway at Fitzhugh Avenue.

One of the windows hit belongs to KRLD promotions director Matt Stacks, who was startled by the sound about 3:15 Friday afternoon.

Stacks initially thought a bird hit the 5th floor window.  “I just heard a loud boom. I turned around and looked at my window and noticed it started splintering out and saw some stuff falling from the window above.”

KRLD’s L.P. Phillips talks with Stacks shortly after the incident:

The bullet shattered the entire outer window of the office located at the corner of the KRLD Newsroom.

A wide image of the CBS Radio building that was hit by at least 3 bullets Friday afternoon.

A wide image of the CBS Radio building that was hit by at least 3 bullets Friday afternoon.

An image from the office of attorney Pete Schulte, whose outer window was shattered by a bullet Friday afternoon.

An image from the office of attorney Pete Schulte, whose outer window was shattered by a bullet Friday afternoon.

A close-up image from the office of attorney Pete Schulte, whose outer window was shattered by a bullet Friday afternoon.

A close-up image from the office of attorney Pete Schulte, whose outer window was shattered by a bullet Friday afternoon.

A view of the office of CBS Radio's Matt Stacks, whose window was hit by a bullet Friday afternoon.

A view of the office of CBS Radio’s Matt Stacks, whose window was hit by a bullet Friday afternoon.

A view of the office of CBS Radio's Matt Stacks, whose window was hit by a bullet Friday afternoon.

A view of the office of CBS Radio’s Matt Stacks, whose window was hit by a bullet Friday afternoon.

The view from Chopper 11 of workers removing windows at the CBS Radio building that were hit by bullets Friday afternoon.

The view from Chopper 11 of workers removing windows at the CBS Radio building that were hit by bullets Friday afternoon.

A worker removing a window in the KRLD newsroom hit by a bullet Friday afternoon at the CBS Radio building in Dallas.

A worker removing a window in the KRLD newsroom hit by a bullet Friday afternoon at the CBS Radio building in Dallas.

The view from Chopper 11 of a 105.3 The Fan sign put up in a window at the CBS Radio building that was hit by a bullet Friday afternoon.

The view from Chopper 11 of a 105.3 The Fan sign put up in a window at the CBS Radio building that was hit by a bullet Friday afternoon.

A collection of glass fragments KRLD's Matt Stacks collected after a bullet hit his office window.

A collection of glass fragments KRLD’s Matt Stacks collected after a bullet hit his office window.

Two other bullets hit the window directly above the KRLD newsroom.  That office belongs to former police officer and current attorney Pete Schulte.  “It sounded like a rifle.  It was clearly a loud bang, and as soon as I heard the loud bang the glass shattered in my office.

Phillips talks with Schulte:

Nobody was hurt, but the fact the incident happened on a Friday off a busy highway like Central Expressway concerns Schulte.

“If it happens in the middle of the night that’s one thing, but I sit in this office every day.  To have a gunshot in the middle of the afternoon with so many cars passing by, that’s unnerving.”

Schulte believes the shots came from the direction of Central Expressway, and were either fired from the freeway, or from the frontage road that the building faces.  He says as a former officer he was frustrated by how long it took police to respond after calling 911.  “I should think police should at least canvas the area to see if they can find anyone with a long gun.”

A little over ah hour later they did.  Schulte says he was told the call had been mis-categorized as a criminal mischief call instead of an active shooter case.

Schulte is known for representing high-profile clients like Pilar Sanders, the estranged wife of former Cowboys star Deion Sanders.

CBS 11’s 5 p.m. report:

CBS 11’s 6 p.m. report:

CBS 11’s 10 p.m. report:

It is not clear if Schulte or any of the CBS Radio stations were targets of the shooting.  In addition to KRLD, the building also houses offices for CBSDFW.com and radio stations 105.3 The Fan, 103.7 Lite FM, 100.3 Jack FM, 98.7 KLUV and Mega 107.5 FM on various floors.

105.3 The Fan’s ‘RAGE’ talks about the shooting on air Friday afternoon:

Dallas Police spent the afternoon in and around the newsroom investigating the case.  The CBS Radio offices, which are not accessible to the public, were not subject to tighter security.

CBSDFW.com will continue to update the story as more information becomes available.

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