A United States Postal Service truck driver was killed during a highway shooting in downtown Dallas, Texas, early this morning.
Truck Driver Shot To Death On I-30
Dallas police received a call about the shooting around 2:30 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the USPS box truck stopped on eastbound I-30. The truck crashed into a guardrail after the driver was shot.
Tow truck about to remove bullet-riddled @USPS mail truck from mix master ramp. Driver shot and killed. Suspect may be on loose. Waiting on @DallasPD for more info. For now EB I-30 ramp to continue east or to go SB I-35E closed. @GoodDayFox4 pic.twitter.com/9ZwEpTjWn8
— saul garza (@Saulgarzafox4) February 19, 2018
According to reports, the truck driver passed away before rescue crews arrived. His identity has not been released.
No Arrests Made In Highway Homicide
The motive for the shooting is unknown, but Dallas police said in a press release that a squad car took fire early in the morning in the same area on February 8. Police have not confirmed any link between the two shootings.
The shooting death of a USPS truck driver happened the same time of morning, one mile from where someone shot up a Dallas PD squad car on the highway on February 8th. Police need witnesses in BOTH cases. @CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/RZnLnopi3o
— Jennifer Lindgren (@JLindgrenCBS11) February 19, 2018
The incident is being investigated as a homicide. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Dallas Police Homicide Detective Walton at 214-671-3632 or 214-701-8453. All lanes of eastbound I-30 as well as the ramp to southbound I-35 were closed for hours for the investigation of the incident. All lanes and ramps were reopened by 7 a.m.