After a gunshot in Sunnyvale, one person is dead, another is hurt, and three kids are also present.
Sunnyvale residents react to news of five people being shot. One woman died, one man and three kids are in the hospital. @OliviaLeachNews has the latest tonight on @CBSNewsTexas. pic.twitter.com/3jbcYR3Kl2
— Robert McMurrey (@robertmcmurrey) June 5, 2023
According to authorities, it happened when the suspect fired into the family’s automobile.
The four survivors, according to interim police chief Bill Vegas, were transferred to a hospital.
According to Chief Vegas, none of the kids had injuries that were life-threatening.
Updates will be available if you click back as the story develops.
About Sunnyvale, Texas
Sunnyvale is a town in the Texas county of Dallas. Within Dallas County, it is a city that is totally to the east. 7,893 people called it home in 2020. In 2020, the wealthy town’s median household income was $137,656. The demographics of the community have substantially altered during the previous 20 years. Previously criticized for its lack of diversity, the town currently boasts a majority (50.67%) of POC, BIPOC, and AAPI residents.
The area now occupied by Sunnyvale was inhabited by various Native American tribes in the years before the European conquest of the Americas. It came under the rule of Spain in the 18th century, very close to the boundary of Spanish and French territory (although this boundary was carried upward a bit in 1819; see Adams-Onís Treaty). During this time, the area was relatively underdeveloped. However, some settlers migrated to Texas and would eventually settle in Sunnyvale.
When Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, the region was given to that country as property. Following the Texas Revolution, the region was once more controlled by the Republic of Texas. The town began to grow during this time. At this time, people moved to Sunnyvale, California, and gave the hamlet they established the name Long Creek. Texas became a state of the US in 1845.
As more people arrived, eventually three new hamlets sprang up in the area: New Hope, Tripp, and Hatterville. New Hope was the most prosperous of these. It had many shops and stores, a fair called Gala Days, and a newspaper, the New Hope News.