DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Police Department has called upon the FBI to assist in a series of violent and deadly shootings, defined by law enforcement authorities as “rapper conflict.”

Last Wednesday, Nov. 11, Dallas rapper Mo3 was shot and killed in a brazen attack, as he drove along R.L. Thornton Freeway.

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The rapper’s death generated national and international attention, including a vigil outside Dallas City Hall.

One day after the vigil, Rapper Boosie was injured in a shooting attack at Dallas’ Big T Bazaar.

“There are other shootings loosely related to the Mo3 shooting,” Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall confirmed Monday, Nov. 16.

Hall said detectives need help solving several violent crimes over the past week that are related to the rapper’s death.

“We are in the midst of a storm, fueled by anger, irresponsible people using guns to solve problems,” Chief Hall said.

Chief Hall said investigators are looking into incidents that have sparked shootings nationwide.

Over the past 48 hours, DPD listed eight homicides in six shootings.

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On Sunday, father Raul Carillo Resendiz and his 30-year-old daughter, Diana were killed.

Police are looking for three men.

Earlier that morning, police say Pablo Chavez shot and killed two people outside a Dallas bar on Harry Hines Boulevard.

Chavez is in jail, facing a capital murder charge.

Monday, 19-year-old Jose Hernandez became the eighth homicide victim within the 48-hour period.

These shootings do not appear to be connected to the incidents involving local rappers, police say, but the shootings showcase the escalation of deadly violence for the city.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson tweeted about the situation Monday evening, saying, “I understand Chief Hall said she would mount a ‘full-court press’ against violent crime and committed today to increasing police presence in hot spots. While I am not aware of the full details, it is about time that we saw more robust law enforcement action. The increases in violent crime this year have been alarming and are unacceptable. As I have said numerous times before, public safety must come first.”


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