The FBI opened a hate crime investigation into the shooting at a hair salon in Dallas last week amid reports that the attack may be linked to two other shootings targeting Asian-owned businesses in the area.
Authorities are still looking for a suspect after three Korean American women were shot dead last Wednesday. The shooting took place at Hair World Salon, which is in a predominantly Korean business district, when an unknown gunman stopped his vehicle near the salon, entered the building and shouted something unintelligible . He then opened fire, wounding the women.
All were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as a black male who was driving a dark or brown colored van.
A Korean-American woman who was shot in the attack said she was nervous about her ability to work in the future after being shot three times in the arm.
“We are very nervous. We are very tired,” said the woman, who did not reveal her identity, according to The Dallas Morning News. “It happened to us for no reason.”
The newspaper noted that the woman handed police a plastic bag after speaking, filled with bullets she found while cleaning up the living room after the shooting.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie García said last week that authorities believe the attack was linked to two other incidents targeting the Asian American community in Dallas. Police reported reports that a red van similar to the one seen near the hair salon drove past a strip mall on April 2 near the Hair World Salon. Shots were fired, but no one was injured at the time.
Last Tuesday, a similar vehicle drove past an Asian business also in Dallas, firing shots into the building. No one was injured in this attack.
“Hate has no place in this city,” García said at a Monday town hall event in Dallas. “I look forward to standing before you and telling you that we have made an arrest.”
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