A man has died after being hit with the same bullet with which he shot a woman.
The incident occurred this past Saturday (30 July) at around 11.30am in Dallas, Texas.
Police responded to the shooting, which left the suspected perpetrator, Byron Redmon, dead after the bullet he fired hit him in the leg.
The preliminary investigation determined at the apartment, the male, Byron Redmon, 26, shot the adult female victim in the neck. The bullet then exited and hit Redmon in the leg. Redmon died at the hospital.— Dallas Police Dept (@DallasPD) July 31, 2022
The investigation is ongoing under case number 137373-2022 https://t.co/rVDhHN0sM6
Dallas police shared news of the case on Twitter, saying: "On July 30, 2022, at approximately 11.39am, Dallas Police responded to a shooting call in the 2200 block of Medical District."
When the police when inside 'they could see a large amount of blood and a blood trail in front of an apartment'.
They added: "No one was located inside the apartment."
Officers then received a call from a local hospital, reporting that a man and woman were found in a vehicle with gunshot wounds.
Their statement concluded: "The preliminary investigation determined at the apartment, the male, Byron Redmon, 26, shot the adult female victim in the neck.
"The bullet then exited and hit Redmon in the leg. Redmon died at the hospital."
The woman he shot was treated and released that day. An investigation into the case is still underway.
Unfortunately, this shooting will join a long list of those that occur in the US every day.
According to Brady United, a campaign against gun violence, 321 people are shot in the US every day. Among them 111 are killed, 95 are intentionally shot and survived and 42 are murdered.
What's more is that at least 385 mass shootings have occurred so far in 2022, as reported by the Gun Violence Archive.
One such shooting that shocked the world occurred recently in Uvalde, Texas, when Salvador Ramos opened fire on Robb Elementary school, killing 19 children and two adults.
Following the shooting President Joe Biden issued a statement saying: "After Columbine, after Sandy Hook, after Charleston, after Orlando, after Las Vegas, after Parkland, nothing has been done.
"This time, that can’t be true. This time, we must actually do something. The issue we face is one of conscience and common sense."
The President went on to add: "We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if we can’t ban assault weapons, then we should raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21."
Still, following the shooting little has been done to control guns in the US, leading to mass shootings and domestic incidents, including Byron Redmon shooting a woman and accidentally killing himself, as mentioned above.
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