Daughter Shot Dead While Chasing Gunman Who Killed Her Father in Dallas

A 30-year-old woman has been shot dead while chasing after the gunman who killed her father in Dallas on Sunday night.

Witnesses described seeing three Black males approach 49-year-old Raul Carrillo Resendiz when a young Black male with short dreadlocks shot him, Dallas Police told Newsweek.

Officers arrived at the scene in the 2800 block of Kirven Drive around 8:30 p.m, but the suspects had already fled.

Dallas Police have released a surveillance video of the suspect vehicle which they believe to be a small four-door sedan, possibly a Honda Civic, with black rims.

The victim's daughter, Diana Resendiz, 30, pursued the suspects in her own car but was later found dead in the vehicle in the 9100 block of Jennie Lee Lane with a gunshot wound.

After hearing a shot, witnesses reported seeing a similar vehicle flee the location, a statement from the Dallas Police Department read.

Raul Carrillo Resendiz was taken to a nearby hospital by Dallas Fire and Rescue but died shortly after. His daughter, Diana Resendiz, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

In an average year, 3,288 people die by guns in Texas, according to campaign group Everytown for Gun Safety.

Of these, 1,139 deaths are due to firearm homicide and 2,044 are due to firearm suicide, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Fatal Injury Report.

The state has relatively weak gun laws and does not require a person to pass a criminal background check before purchasing a firearm from an unlicensed seller.

Texas also allows people with carry licenses to carry concealed firearms on college and university campuses and even allows some staff and teachers to carry firearms in K-12 schools.

On November 14 a 17-year-old died after a gun went off inside a vehicle in Arlington, Texas.

The teenager, identified as Deyvi Coreas, was in the backseat of a car when the gun fired, according to Arlington police.

Coreas was with two other people at about 7 p.m. Saturday in the 6300 block of Brownlee Drive near his home when police responded to a shooting call.

He was found with a gunshot wound to his head and taken to hospital where he died about one hour later.

According to a report released by the Tarrant County medical examiner and as seen by Newsweek, the teen's death is currently listed as pending.

Arlington police believe the 17-year-old may have accidentally shot himself while handling the gun inside of the car.

In October, a man was shot dead in a fourth-floor Texas apartment after he broke into the residence via its balcony, local police said.

The incident took place at The Flats at Big Tex apartment block, in San Antonio, at around 11:30 p.m. local time on Sunday October 10.

San Antonio police said the man, reported by local media to be in his 30s, allegedly broke into the apartment from its fourth-floor balcony door. It was not immediately clear how the suspect had reached the balcony, police said.

Confronted by the intruder, the apartment's owner called for a neighbor's assistance. The neighbor then shot the man multiple times, who had by this point reportedly reached the apartment's doorway.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene and was reported to have been in possession of a gun. No motive for the break-in was given.

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Police tape hangs across the street in front of a house after a 49-year-old man and his 30-year-old daughter were both shot and killed Sunday night (file photo). Larry W. Smith/Getty