According to police, a woman died after being gunned down by a security guard at a Dallas strip club. According to the club, the woman had hit the security officer with her vehicle prior to the shooting.
The shooting happened around 5 a.m. Saturday at the XTC Cabaret Dallas club on North Stemmons Freeway, according to Dallas Police.
The victim, Shalonda Anderson, 32, was shot by a 26-year-old female security guard. Anderson was rushed to a local hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries.
A 2nd security guard, a 30-year-old male, is also suspected of shooting into the victim’s car, according to authorities.
The club said in a statement issued Sunday afternoon that a woman named Anderson had driven her car into a cohort of security guards. One security guard, a 26-year-old woman, was wedged between the vehicle and another vehicle. The security officer then shot the driver “before the driver could seriously injure or kill others,” according to the club.
“We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families involved. Club management has reached out to the family of the individual who died and offered to pay for her funeral,” said the club in a statement.
According to XTC, the security guard has “multiple broken bones” and will need surgery.
Anderson’s family told local news station WFAA that they don’t believe XTC’s version of events. On Sunday, her friends and relatives started protesting outside the strip club, pressuring it to close.
Family wants answers after woman allegedly shot by guards at XTC Cabaret in Dallas