Dallas teenager shoots 11-year-old bystanding boy during fight: police

A Dallas, Texas, 14-year-old girl faces a murder charge after allegedly shooting an 11-year-old boy on Sunday, police said.

Fox station KDFW reported that the shooting occurred on Sunday afternoon, just after 2 p.m., at an apartment complex on Southern Oaks Boulevard.

A Dallas Police Department vehicle patrols an area in Dallas, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. As other major U.S. cities double down on policing in response to an increase in homicides and violent crime, Dallas officials are taking a different approach. Photographer: Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Dallas police conducted a preliminary investigation and found that two teenage girls were fighting when one of them went to retrieve a gun.

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When she came back, police said, she fired a shot at the girl she was in a fight with, but the bullet struck an 11-year-old boy who was in the parking lot as a bystander.

The boy, identified by as D’evan McFall, was taken to an area hospital where he died, KDFW reported.

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The girl who shot the gun fled the scene and was caught a bit later at a different apartment complex and taken into custody.

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Police said it was unclear where the girl obtained the gun or to whom it belonged.

Bystanders at the apartment complex reportedly said several young children as young as 11 watched the shooting take place, and once McFall was shot, his friends rushed and tried to stop the bleeding.

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No other details about the incident were available.