• Three women of Asian descent were injured when a shooter opened fire at the Koreatown barber shop in Dallas.
  • Police said during the investigation they found details that suggest that the shooting may be related to hatred.
  • An interrogation is being conducted with the suspect and the case is being considered.

Dallas police on Tuesday said the suspect was arrested in a shooting at a barber shop last week at a Korean barber shop that injured three women in an incident that repeated last year’s shooting in the Atlanta area, which targeted women of Asian descent.

An unidentified suspect is being questioned and processed, the Dallas Police Department said on Twitter.

Dallas Police Chief Edgard Garcia will release more information about the arrest later Tuesday, police said.

On Wednesday, the shooter entered a barber shop in the town of Koreyatown, opened fire and injured the owner of Hair World, a stylist who worked there, and a client. All three were loins. With non-life-threatening injuries, they were taken to a local hospital.

Police initially said there was no evidence that the shooting was a hate crime, but that changed late last week when Garcia said new details revealed during the investigation suggest there may be a “hate connection”.

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He said investigators are studying a possible link between Wednesday’s shooting and others in recent weeks targeting Asian businesses in the city. He said a red or burgundy car was used in all three incidents.

Attacks on people of Asian descent have intensified in recent years, in part because China is responsible for launching a global coronavirus pandemic. The trend has created an atmosphere of fear and mistrust in Asian communities

Law enforcement agencies have released images from the scene, which show a man in black and with a large rifle running out of the parking lot.

The Korean-American community in the Dallas area is one of the largest in the United States, according to the Pew Research Center, and Koreantown is the historic center of Asian and Asian-American residents in the area.


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