14-year-old killed in shooting at Old East Dallas park

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred overnight Saturday at the Old East Dallas Work Yard Park, 4900 Alton Avenue, in Old East Dallas.

Just before 1:00am, Dallas police were called to the park after shots were fired near the playground area.

Emergency responders located a 14-year-old juvenile male victim with critical injuries. A 19-year-old male victim was also shot in the hand. Both were transported by Dallas paramedics to a local hospital where the juvenile was pronounced deceased.

Police believe there was a gathering of teens at the park when the shots rang out. No suspects are in custody at this time.

Homicide detectives are actively working this incident. Anyone with information regarding this offense is encouraged to contact Detective John Valdez at 214-671-3623 or by email at john.valdez@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case number 099666-2022.