GPD investigates freeway shooting
Update: On Aug. 25 the Garland Police Department was notified by the Dallas Medical Examiner’s office that the victim, identified as Christopher Shannon of Dallas, has died due to his injuries. This is still an ongoing investigation. Detectives are asking if anyone has any information regarding the shooting to contact the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to Garland Crime Stoppers at 972-272-TIPS (8477) or online at www.garlandcrimestoppers.org.
On Aug. 14, at approximately 8:45 p.m., GPD officers responded to the area of Interstate 30 and Broadway Boulevard in reference to a report of gunshots coming from the freeway area.
At 9 p.m., GPD officers, along with paramedics from the Garland Fire Department, responded to a gunshot wound on northbound LBJ Freeway just before Northwest Highway.
When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered that the occupant of a 2007 black Chevrolet Avalanche, a 37-year-old male, had been shot several times. The male was transported to Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas where he is currently in critical condition. The victim’s name is Christopher Demon Shannon.
A shell casing was recovered on Interstate 30 but at this time it is uncertain if the two incidents are related.
This is an ongoing investigation.
Detectives are asking anyone who has any information regarding the shooting to contact the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.
Tips may also be submitted anonymously to Garland Crime Stoppers at 972-272-TIPS (8477) or online at www.garlandcrimestoppers.org.
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