UPDATE: Shots Fired At Burger Street, Two Dead
February 17, 2011
UPDATED AT 12:25 P.M.
The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that Chadwick Daniel Ryan was pronounced dead at 10:32 p.m. after the shooting at Burger Street. According to office staff, an autopsy will be done this afternoon.
UPDATED AT 10:03 A.M.
UPDATED AT 12:52 A.M.
By Aida Ahmed
Shots rang out late Wednesday night at the Burger Street by the Phoenix Apartments on Mockingbird Lane.
The shooting left one man dead. Another victim was injured and taken to the hospital.
Stephanie Cone, a nurse at Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas, was going to the Exxon gas station next to Burger Street when she heard the gunfire.
“I heard three shots, boom, boom, boom, in a row,” Cone said. “I just wanted to get in my car and drive away. People started scattering about and somebody ran to call the police.”
After she got in her car, she drove back to the scene of the crime where she saw a dead body on the pavilion of the restaurant. She said she saw police and an ambulance and 15 minutes later she saw a helicopter flying above.
Pamela Rhodes, a security guard who works across the street, was driving up to the parking lot of Kroger when she heard the shots.
“I heard eight shot rounds and saw the victim in the parking lot.”
Police cut off access to Burger Street and no one could come in or out of the Phoenix. Residents can now enter and exit the complex. Witnesses say they believe a suspect had run into the apartment complex where some SMU students live.
SMU junior Chase Hardage lives in the Phoenix and was in his apartment on the fourth floor which overlooks the Burger Street.
“It sounded like someone was literally banging on the balcony window,” Hardage said.
His roommate went to the balcony and called him over to see what was happening below.
“We saw two individuals running to our left, one of them had a gun,” Hardage said. “We didn’t realize what was going on. There was a dead individual on the ground about 50 feet from there.”
Hardage said he heard at least ten shots.
SMU senior Dexter Hostetter arrived at the Phoenix after the incident and was not allowed into the complex.
“I arrived at around 10:45 p.m.,” said Hostetter. “I’m just trying to get in. What I know is there was a shooting.”
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