DALLAS - Two people are dead after a Monday morning shooting at an office tower in north Dallas.
Dallas police say a man shot and killed his female supervisor before killing himself; neither of their identities have been released pending contact with next of kin. They are described only as a deceased white female and a deceased white male.
Police say officers responded around 10:45 a.m. to the officer tower at 8330 LBJ Freeway, off Schroeder Road in the Lake Highlands area. DPD, including armored vehicles and SWAT gear, had dozens of units assigned to the area, along with multiple Dallas Fire Rescue ambulances. ATF agents were called in out of concern for the shooter having a bomb.
Police used a shotgun to get past a locked glass door and into the 7th floor office, according to Assistant Police Chief Randy Blankenbaker. One officer was hit by falling debris and was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital; this was the only shot fired by police, Blankenbaker said.
After the alleged shooter and his deceased boss were discovered, SWAT officers conducted a thorough search of the building to make sure there were no other suspects and confirm safety of others in the building, Blankenbaker said.
DPD tweeted just before 1 p.m. "The building at 8330 LBJ Freeway has been made safe at 12:49 pm."
Along with identities of the deceased, police are not disclosing more information about the business name or type of work done by the office where the shooting took place, pending notification of family members. Blankenbaker did say there were witnesses to the shootings; they were transported to a Dallas Police station for questioning and statements.
Traffic was being diverted in the area and people could be seen leaving the high rise building as first responders worked the scene.
Dallas' Special Investigations Unit will be handling the case going forward.