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5 Injured in Shooting at 600-Person Gathering in Fort Worth Park

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Authorities have stated that five people were shot and wounded at a party in Village Creek Park in Fort Worth. According to abcnews.go.com, the gathering drew a crowd of roughly 600 people despite Texas social distancing guidelines and the discouraging of large gatherings resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fort Worth Police reported that the shootings took place on the night of Sunday, May 10, 2020, at approximately the same time that fireworks were set off.

5 Injured in Shooting at 600-Person Gathering in Fort Worth Park

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According to a report by local press, Fort Worth police officer Buddy Calzada stated that the fireworks were set off at the park at approximately 6:30 p.m., and shortly thereafter, witnesses reported hearing approximately 30 gunshots. Police attended the scene and found two people in critical condition and an additional three people suffering non-life-threatening injuries. There have been no arrests made in the incident.

5 Injured in Shooting at 600-Person Gathering in Fort Worth Park

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Village Creek Park was open to visitors. However, the city of Fort Worth advised that people should observe social distancing guidelines and discouraged large gatherings in order to hopefully avoid the spread of COVID-19. At this time, the Fort Worth Police Department’s gang unit is taking the lead, and both state and federal authorities are actively involved in the investigation. The statewide Stay at Home order expired on May 1, 2020. Although there are plans in place to ease added restrictions, everyone is still being encouraged to keep social distancing and to refrain from holding large gatherings. Officer Calzada explained to the press that while the Fort Worth Police Department is advising people of the social distancing requirements, they’re trying not to have to enforce matters through citations. Police officers urge any citizens with information about the shooting to please call 817-469-8477. Can you help bring the shooter or shooters to justice? If you have any information that could help, don’t hesitate to reach to the investigators.