Lyft driver fatal shooting and station shooting may be related, police says

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A Lyft driver has been shot and killed in the suburbs of Dallas Sunday. Officials are working to identify if there is a connection between the incident and another separate 0shooting that left a man injured after opening fire inside a police station.

At about 12:15 p.m. Sunday, a man said to have being behaving capriciously, allegedly entered the vestibule of the departments headquarters, displaying a handgun and firing in the direction of a civilian employee who was assisting a resident, Plano Police states.

Officers responded to the scene and short the man. The man was transported to the hospital and in an undisclosed condition.

Authorities disclosed that no other person was hurt in the incident and the civilian and the employee reportedly took cover in a close by room.

What could have been a horrific tragedy was avoided, thanks to the swift and effective action of our Plano police officers,” said Plano Mayor John Muns.

Police in the nearby suburb of Garland said the stolen vehicle of the Lyft driver who had been fatally shot earlier Sunday was found outside the police station.

Police said the woman was killed before noon in Garland, which is about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Plano. According to authorities, the unidentified woman had been hired to give someone a ride when she was shot.

“There is an active investigation. Garland and Plano Police personnel are working together to determine what led to the shootings,” Garland Police Officer Matt Pesta said in a statement.