An act of gun violence that occurred outside of a residence in Fort Worth resulted in the shooting deaths of two children, including a boy aged five years old, and the injury of a toddler.
An investigation has been opened by the police in Fort Worth into a shooting that took place on Sunday afternoon and resulted in the deaths of a 5-year-old boy and a 17-year-old teenager. In addition, a young child sustained injuries.
The incident took place at approximately 2:15 p.m. outside of a residence located on Steel Dust Drive, close to the intersection of Saginaw Boulevard and Boswell Road.
According to the police, an undetermined number of suspects were moving in a car when they opened fire on those standing outside the residence.
Two children, ages 5 and 17, were pronounced dead at the scene, and a boy aged 18 months was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Neil Noakes, who is the Chief of Police in Fort Worth, “We are seeing violent crime on the upswing across the country.” “To add insult to injury, the rate of violent crime in Fort Worth has reached an unacceptable level. This is not the trend we want to see. But the fact that children are being murdered in ways that make no sense at all adds still another dimension to the tragedy that we are all witnessing.”
Investigators are currently working to determine what led to the shooting but have not been able to locate any suspects at this time.
While the inquiry is still ongoing, the police have not disclosed any other information.