Eleven people shot at fourth of July gathering in Fort Worth

A shooting at the ComoFest 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 on Monday night, and as of now, no arrests have been made.

The shooting took place near Horne Street and Diaz Avenue, and the initial response from law enforcement was hindered by heavy vehicle and foot traffic, as well as fireworks being set off. The victims, consisting of ten adults and one juvenile, were transported to the hospital by ambulance and private vehicles. Police have cordoned off the crime scene and are investigating the incident.

The shooting occurred after the conclusion of ComoFest, a popular Fourth of July celebration held in the historic Como neighborhood. The event was scheduled to end at 10 p.m., but the shooting took place at 11:47 p.m. The motive behind the incident remains unknown, and law enforcement officials have not determined if it was domestic or gang-related.

Captain Shawn Murray of the Fort Worth Police Department expressed hope that the shooting was carried out by a single shooter and not a crossfire situation. The investigation is being handled by homicide detectives.

As of the latest update, the shooter or shooters responsible for the incident are still at large. Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker expressed her devastation over the mass shooting and extended her condolences to the victims and their loved ones. She also acknowledged the Como community’s efforts to foster positivity and celebration within their neighborhood and the city as a whole. Authorities are urging anyone with videos or information related to the shooting to come forward and assist in the investigation.