SOUTHEAST DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The family of Crystal Rodriguez, 18, is mourning her loss after the teen was killed in a drive-by shooting while asleep in bed on Jan. 11.
“A woman lost her life at the hands of cowards that shot indiscriminately into a home with no regard for human life,” said Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia. “We take all crime personally in the city. This strikes close to home because a young woman was asleep in bed. Again — I take it personally. I’m angry.”READ MORE: Fort Worth ISD 'Thinks Outside Box', Recruiting Teachers From Mexico
It happened at a home in the 3200 block of Reynolds Avenue near the Dolphin Heights area just before 2:30 a.m. The bullet struck Rodriguez in her back. Dallas Fire-Rescue transported her to an area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.READ MORE: Parker County Sheriff's Search For Thieves Who Rigged Pumps, Stole Thousands Of Gallons Of Gas
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The motive and circumstances regarding Rodriguez’s killing are under investigation, and the Homicide Unit urges anyone with information to contact Detective Abel Lopez at 214.671.3676 or via email: email@example.com.