Six Injured, Including Four Children, in Fort Worth Apartment Complex Shooting

Shooting at Fort Worth apartment complex leaves 6 injured, including 4 children. Police investigating motive, no suspects in custody. Outrage over gun violence targeting innocent victims.

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Six Injured, Including Four Children, in Fort Worth Apartment Complex Shooting

Six Injured, Including Four Children, in Fort Worth Apartment Complex Shooting

On May 3, 2023, a shooting incident at an apartment complex in Fort Worth, Texas left six people injured, including four children aged 3 to 19. The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. at the Miramar Apartments and Townhomes on the 3600 block of Las Vegas Trail in west Fort Worth.

According to the Fort Worth Police Department, an unknown assailant opened fire from a vehicle, targeting the victims who were outside the apartment complex. Five of the injured, including the four children, were transported to local hospitals. One victim was reported to be in critical condition, while another was in serious condition. Three others sustained more minor injuries. A sixth person with a minor injury refused treatment at the scene.

The four children were taken to Cook Children's Hospital, while one adult was transported to another area hospital. "There is absolutely no reason anybody should be conducting themselves in such a violent, careless, heartless way that children should be shot," Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes said, expressing outrage over the gun violence inflicted on young victims.

As of 9:30 p.m., no suspects were in custody, and the motive for the shooting remains unclear. Police believe the incident was isolated and do not expect any further danger to the community. At least 30 police units responded to the scene, and officials urged the public to avoid the area as the investigation continues.

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The Fort Worth Police Department is actively investigating the shooting and searching for the perpetrator. They have not released any further details about the identities of the victims or the circumstances leading up to the incident. Chief Noakes emphasized the unacceptable nature of the shooting, stating, "There is no reason for such a 'violent, careless, and heartless' act that resulted in children being shot."

Key Takeaways

  • Shooting at Fort Worth apartment complex left 6 injured, including 4 children.
  • Assailant opened fire from a vehicle, targeting victims outside the complex.
  • 5 victims, including 4 children, transported to hospitals; 1 in critical, 1 in serious condition.
  • Police investigating incident, no suspects in custody, motive unclear.
  • Shooting highlights ongoing gun violence and its impact on innocent victims, especially children.