A Texas man who shot a woman in the neck last week accidentally killed himself when the same bullet exited his victim and struck him in the leg.
The Dallas Police Department said officers responded to a shooting around 11:40 a.m. on July 30 in the 2200 block of Medical District. Upon arrival, officers discovered “a large amount of blood and a blood trail in front of an apartment,” but no one was inside.
Police eventually found Byron Redmon, 26, and the woman, whose identity has not been released. Redmon was transported to the hospital where he later died.
“The preliminary investigation determined at the apartment, the male, Byron Redmon, 26, shot the adult female victim in the neck. The bullet then exited and hit Redmon in the leg. Redmon died at the hospital. The investigation is ongoing under case number 137373-2022,” the department tweeted.
According to CBS4, the woman survived the shooting, which was spurred by a domestic dispute. She was reportedly treated at the hospital and released on the same day as the incident.
The Dallas Police Department said the shooting is under investigation.
According to a study in Injury Epidemiology, nearly 60 percent of mass shootings between 2014 and 2019 were related to domestic violence.
“Most mass shootings are related to [domestic violence]. [Domestic violence]-related shootings had higher [case fatality rates] than those unrelated to [domestic violence]. Given these findings, restricting access to guns by perpetrators of [domestic violence] may affect the occurrence of mass shootings and associated casualties,” the study concludes.
The shooting comes just days after the House passed a sweeping “assault weapons” ban, which aims to “regulate assault weapons” by banning the sale, manufacture, or transfer of a wide range of rifles commonly used by Americans.
President Joe Biden praised the decision in a statement on Friday evening.
When I signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act – the first significant piece of gun safety legislation in nearly 30 years – I said that there was still work to be done to keep our communities safe and keep dangerous firearms out of dangerous hands. When guns are the number one killer of children in America, when more children die from guns than active-duty police and active-duty military combined, we have to act. Today, House Democrats acted by unifying to pass an assault weapons ban to keep weapons of war off our streets, save lives in this country, and reduce crime in our communities.
The majority of the American people agree with this common sense action. The should Senate move quickly to get this bill to my desk, and I will not stop fighting until it does. There can be no greater responsibility than to do all we can to ensure the safety of our families, our children, our homes, our communities, and our nation.