Dallas ends month of May with three more homicides, bringing monthly total to 40

Three people died in homicidal shootings at the end of last week, bringing the total number of homicides to 40 in the month of May.

A 17-year-old male and shot and killed while he sat in a vehicle near Fair Park late Thursday night, May 30th.

A 27-year-old male was shot and killed during an altercation Thursday evening, May 30th, in east Dallas.

A 46-year-old male was shot and killed in the parking lot of a business in south Dallas early Friday morning, May 31st.

According to the Dallas Police Department, the total number of homicide offenses for the month of May reached 40, marking a significant uptick since May of 2018 and even April of this year.

Dallas Police officials have increased personnel in their Homicide unit. Many of the homicides are unsolved. Police continue to seek actionable intelligence on these homicides.

Most of the homicide offenses began with altercations and escalated to homicides, according to officials responding to questions of why such a spike.