On Wednesday, we reported that a man was shot in the left leg as he ran from a would-be carjacker at a Grand Prairie apartment complex.
Gunfire sounded again Thursday in Grand Prairie when a business owner found two men outside his building.
He told police the two men were breaking into his vehicle, so he opened fire with a shotgun, sending both to the hospital.
The incident was reported 6:33 a.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Fort Worth Street on the city’s northwest side. The area is southwest of the intersection of Interstate 30 and the President George Bush Turnpike.
"The first officers to arrive found two subjects that had gunshot wounds near a burglarized vehicle," said Detective Lyle Gensler, police spokesman, in a news release. "Those two suspects were immediately transported to Dallas Methodist Hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Gensler said the business owner said he had heard noises outside; he grabbed a shotgun and went to investigate.
"(He) walked outside to discover that his vehicle was being broken into," Gensler said.
That’s when he opened fire.
"The shooting, as well as the burglary, are currently still under investigation," Gensler said.
-- Bill Miller