Sad to report there was a mass shooting in my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, last night that left 3 dead and 8 more injured.
At least three people were killed and eight others wounded in a shooting that erupted just before midnight in Fort Worth, police sayhttps://t.co/0C0XAp6WPM
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 4, 2023
“We had a shooting. It appears that we had multiple victims that were shot. Probably three of them were transported to Harris Southwest,” police Capt. Shawn Murray said during a news conference. “Five more victims were transported to John Peter Smith.”
“Traditionally, the Como neighborhood, July 3 is their big celebration,” said Murray. The sound of fireworks could occasionally be heard in the background as he spoke to reporters.
“They have their parade, and July 3 in the evening, they gather up as a neighborhood and come together,” he said.
“Everybody was just having fun and then you just heard gunfire, and everybody started running away,” Mike Valle, who witnessed the shooting, told CNN’s Ed Lavandera.
Authorities say at this time they don’t have a lead as to what led to the shooting.
This Fort Worth incident is one of at least 345 mass shootings in the nation this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive.
Baltimore shooting: 2 dead, 28 injured
Philadelphia shooting: 5 dead, 2 injured
Fort Worth shooting: 3 dead, 8 injured
Happy Independence Day, America! 🧨https://t.co/qgFsZRUDw1
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 4, 2023
The shooting took place after an annual festival in the neighborhood of Como. https://t.co/FkNHJeTpBD
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 4, 2023