Authorities now believe that a series of three recent shootings at Asian-owned businesses in Dallas may be connected and possibly motivated by hate.
After the most recent attack Wednesday, where a man opened fire inside a hair salon in Dallas's Koreatown, injuring three Korean women, Dallas Police Chief Edgardo Garcia said, "We can confidently say that hate was not a motivating factor.”
However, in a press conference Friday, the chief said that authorities did not have any indication at the time that the three shootings were linked. But after reviewing the incidents, he said they appear to be connected, partly because a similar vehicle was seen in all three shootings.
"There is a possibility that this could be hate-motivated," Garcia said Friday.