Woman dies after being shot by guard at Dallas strip club

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Police said another security guard at the scene also fired into the victim’s vehicle.

DALLAS — A woman has died after being shot by a security guard at a Dallas strip club, police said. The club said the woman hit the guard with her car before the shooting.

Dallas police say the shooting happened just after 5 a.m. Saturday at the XTC Cabaret Dallas club on the North Stemmons Freeway.

Police said a 26-year-old security guard shot the victim, identified as 32-year-old Shalanda Anderson. Anderson was taken to a local hospital where she died of her injuries.

Police say a second security guard, a 30-year-old man, also fired at the victim’s vehicle.

In a statement on Sunday afternoon, the club said a woman, identified by police as Anderson, drove her vehicle into a group of security guards. A security guard, identified by police only as a 26-year-old woman, was pinned between the car and another vehicle. The club said the guard then shot the driver “before the driver could seriously injure or kill other people”.

“We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families involved. The club management has contacted the family of the deceased and offered to pay for his funeral,” the club said in a statement.

The security guard has “several broken bones” and is expected to undergo surgery, XTC said.

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit will conduct an independent investigation, police said.

No further details of the incident have been released.

City pushes to limit opening hours of cabarets and sex businesses

The shooting comes nearly a month after a court temporarily postponed a city ordinance limiting sexually-related opening hours.

Dallas City Council adopted unanimously an order earlier this year that required these businesses to be closed from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

A lawsuit was filed against the ordinance by several cabarets and an adult bookstore, claiming that the ordinance violated their First Amendment right to free speech.

In May, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction in favor of the sex businesses, saying the data presented by the city was flawed and the speech covered by the order was protected.

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