Jeffery Hunter was shot while riding as a passenger in a car in the 5100 block of Lemmon Avenue near the Dallas North Tollway at about 1:35 a.m. on Aug. 4. It’s unclear if the shooting was targeted or random. The unknown suspect was driving in the same direction and shot Hunter as he passed passed him. Neither Hunter nor the driver of the car could provider a description of the shooter.
According to a Facebook post with a picture of him in Parkland Hospital, “He is ok all things considered.”
A fundraiser has been created to help with his medical bills. That page says the bullet went through his back and out of his neck, breaking three ribs and grazing his heart and lungs, and he is in the hospital recovering.
On his Facebook page yesterday, Hunter wrote, “Thank you to all the friends and relatives who have blessed me to stay strong and get through this tribulation! I am recovering fast and will probably be out tonight! I love you all and words cannot express the gratitude i have for all the love that came through yesterday! I love you all.”
According to Hunter’s Facebook page, he came to Dallas from Sherman, Texas, and works a host at Henry’s Majestic on McKinney Avenue and at Harlowe MXM on Main Street.
Click here to donate to his GoFundMe.
— David Taffet
Update: Time, location and shooting details were updated after confirmation from Dallas Police.