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Woman Shot At Walmart In Dallas During Custody Exchange Involving Grandmothers

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UPDATE: On Monday evening, Dallas Police identified the suspect as Janice Brown, 53.  She will be charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant, according to a news release from the Dallas Police Department.  The individual who was shot has been identified as Carla Hawkins, 55. Her injuries were non-life threatening.  The case involving the two women who happen to be the child's grandmothers will be referred to a Dallas County Grand Jury. 

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Dallas police are investigating a shooting at a Walmart parking lot on Samuell Boulevard Sunday evening that left one woman injured and a suspect in custody.

According to police, when officers arrived at the location after receiving the call, they found a woman with an apparent gunshot wound to her neck.

The victim was transported to an area hospital, and her condition is currently unknown.

Police said upon investigation, it was discovered that the victim was at the Walmart to meet with another woman, whom she knew, to transfer custody of a child.

According to police, an argument started between the two women which led to a physical altercation. The other woman pulled out a handgun and shot the victim.

Police said an off-duty Fannin County officer responded to the parking lot where the shots were fired.

The Fannin County officer saw the shooting suspect with the handgun and observed her running across the parking lot.

Police said the suspect fired at the officer which led to the officer returning fire. No one was struck during that exchange.

According to police, the suspect was taken into custody at that time.

The identities of the suspect and victim have not been released.

This still an active investigation according to police.

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