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Shooting at Burger Street, two dead, two arrested

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An abandoned car sits in front of the Burger Street fast food restaurant Wednesday evening as the body of one of two victims in a murder crime lies in the drive-thru lane.

An abandoned car sits in front of the Burger Street fast food restaurant Wednesday evening as the body of one of two victims in a murder crime lies in the drive-thru lane. (MICHAEL DANSER/The Daily Campus)

Two men were killed in a shooting in the 5600 block on Mockingbird Lane Wednesday night.

According to the Dallas Morning News, one of the victims was 27-year-old Chadwick Daniel Ryan of Arlington, Texas. He died in the drive-thru of Burger Street.

The other victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Baylor Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses saw a suspect running into The Phoenix apartment complex on Mockingbird Lane next to Burger Street.

Pamela Rhodes, a patrol for Ruiz Protection Services, heard eight gunshots around 10:05 p.m.

“I pulled up and the body was still laying there on its back, shot in the head. Kids were out there arguing earlier,” Rhodes said.

Police arrived on the scene shortly after. A helicopter with a search light circled the area.

Lynn Maakestad, a cashier at the On the Run convenience store, called the Dallas Police Department.

“Customers came in saying there were men running around with guns in the parking lot,” Maakestad said. “I called the police and I guess some people at Kroger called too.”

Chan Youman has been working at Kroger for four years and said nothing like this has ever happened.

“People were running around screaming ‘Call the police,'” she said.

A nurse from Baylor Hospital, Stephanie Cone, was at Exxon when she heard the last three gunshots.

“Everyone started driving away fast and panicking,” Cone said. “Someone was running from Burger Street. I saw a body under the drive thru pavilion and a white guy fell on the hood of a car crying.”

According to police scanners, police found a bag with approximately 30 pounds of marijuana in The Phoenix parking garage. Police were also following blood trails through the apartment complex. 

Two men were arrested, one with a gunshot wound, according to the Dallas Morning News. Both were taken into custody and the wounded one was treated at Baylor Hospital.

Neither name has been released.

Many SMU students live in The Phoenix and were unable to enter or exit the complex until around 11:30 p.m.

SMU senior Michelle Dekkers lives in The Phoenix but was not in her room when the gunshots were fired. By the time she returned to her room a helicopter was circling the building and police were everywhere. 

“I got texts from friends that live in my complex and the family that I tutor for because they drove by and saw tons of police cars,” Dekkers said. “I was extremely scared. I turned off all the lights in my apartment, locked and dead-bolted the door and locked myself in my room.”

According to Fox 4 News, there is a long criminal history under Ryan’s name in Dallas. 

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