A shooting incident at a Fourth of July celebration in west Fort Worth has resulted in the deaths of at least three people and left eight others injured. The incident occurred late Monday night, following the conclusion of the ComoFest celebration. Police have not made any arrests in connection with the shooting. Currently the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The shooting took place around 11:47 p.m. in the vicinity of Horne Street and Diaz Avenue. Initial responders faced challenges accessing the crime scene due to heavy vehicle and foot traffic, as well as fireworks being set off. Captain Shawn Murray of the Fort Worth Police Department described the chaotic scene, with people attempting to flee from multiple gunshots. Emergency services transported one victim to the hospital by ambulance, while others were taken in private vehicles. Among the eleven shooting victims, ten are adults and one is a juvenile.
Law enforcement officials cordoned off two blocks of Horne Street as crime scene investigators and homicide detectives worked to gather evidence. The motive behind the shooting remains unknown, and authorities have not determined if it was domestic or gang-related. Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker expressed her condolences and solidarity with the affected community, emphasizing the importance of building positivity and celebration in the Como neighborhood.
As of the latest update, the shooter or shooters responsible for the incident are still at large. Fort Worth officials are urging anyone with videos or information related to the shooting to come forward and provide them to the police. The investigation is expected to shed light on the circumstances surrounding the incident and identify those responsible.
The incident occurred after the conclusion of the ComoFest celebration, and the motive behind the shooting remains unknown. Law enforcement authorities are actively investigating the case and appealing to the public for any information that may assist in identifying the shooter or shooters. The community is mourning the loss of life and grappling with the aftermath of this senseless act of violence.