A series of shootings erupted on Monday night in Fort Worth, leaving five individuals injured. The incidents took place at two separate locations following a violent altercation that escalated into gunfire. Law enforcement authorities have detained a suspect in connection with the incidents, and the Gang Unit has taken charge of the investigation.
The first incident occurred around 10:12 p.m. at a private residence in the 2100 block of Christine Avenue. Fort Worth officers swiftly responded to reports of a shooting, accompanied by the Fort Worth Fire Department and MedStar personnel. Upon their arrival, they discovered three adult male victims, all suffering from gunshot wounds in different parts of their bodies.
Preliminary information reveals that the altercation originated as a large physical fight and subsequently intensified when at least two individuals began discharging firearms. One victim sustained a gunshot wound to the back, while the other two were found with injuries to the head and thigh, respectively. Fortunately, all three victims were transported to a nearby hospital and are currently receiving treatment for their non-life-threatening injuries.
Simultaneously, additional officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Knox Street, another private residence, in response to a shooting involving two victims. Both the adult male and female victims informed law enforcement that they had been present at the Christine Avenue location in a vehicle when it came under gunfire. The male, who was driving, sustained an injury to his hand, possibly from a gunshot wound or flying glass, while the female suffered a gunshot wound to her ankle. Both victims were promptly transported to the hospital, where they are also being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Law enforcement agencies have taken a suspect into custody, whose involvement in the incidents is currently under investigation. The Gang Unit has assumed responsibility for further probing into the circumstances surrounding the altercations and subsequent shootings.