At least three people were killed and eight others were injured in a shooting late Monday in Fort Worth, Texas. The Fort Worth Police Department said its officers were dispatched to Horne Street on the west side of the city in response to a report of a shooting; upon arrival, the officers found “multiple” gunshot victims in a parking lots
Police have identified a total of 11 victims — 10 adults and one child. Three of them have died while eight others remain hospitalized in unknown conditions. The shooting happened in the city’s Como neighborhood in Fort Worth, with police saying that the shooting occurred hours after the end of the neighborhood’s annual July 4th ComoFest. The neighborhood is described as a small, predominantly Black community with a high level of crime, including rival gangs in the area. Sources would not say if they believe the shooting was gang related but said the incident began as an argument and escalated quickly. Several of the victims will not cooperate with authorities, and they are asking the public tocome forward with more details about what happened that night.
Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker posted on social media: “I am devastated by the news of a mass shooting in Fort Worth last night. My heart breaks for the victims, their loved ones, and the entire Como community that works to build positivity and celebration in their community and our city.” Mayor Parker said those with information about the incident, or if they have personal videos from the shooting or events leading up to the shootings, are urged to contact the Fort Worth Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 817-392-4330, or the Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477.
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