A 17-year-old and 5-year-old dead and an 18-month-old teenager was injured after the shooting in Fort Worth on Sunday afternoon, the police confirmed in press conference.
Fort Worth police responded to the call of shooting at 2:13 pm Sunday afternoon on block 8500 of Steel dust collector. On arrival the police found three boys aged 17, 5 and 18 months, with gunshot wounds. The victims received medical assistance on scene and were taken to the nearest local hospitals.
Despite treatment, unidentified 17 and 5-yearthe old boys are dead. The 18-month-old victim suffered minor injuries and is expected to survive.
Fort Worth Police also learned unknown amount of faces approached location where did they shoot group of faces in front yard injuring three young victims.
Neil Noakes, Fort Worth Police Chief, said at a press conference that when crime is on in rise throughout the country and city, death of children adds to tragedy.
“When you have children who killing is completely pointless, it’s adds just another level of the tragedy that we are all experiencing,” said Chief Noakes.
Noakes added that both deceased victims will never reach their full life or complete school and that the 18-month-old victim would experience physical and emotional failures.
“It’s 17-year- the old one will never finish. It’s 5-year”The old one will never finish kindergarten,” Noakes said. “This 18-month-old baby will have physical and emotional scars that may remain with his for rest of his life.”
Neighbor who stopped at house delivering flowers became an emotional conversation about the tragedy.
“This shouldn’t have happened. Seventeen-year-old, five year old and eighteen months old. It’s sad,” said Johnny Baldridge.
Another neighbor shared footage of the doorbell showing screams and screams. just moments after the shot. Andre Chambers said he lived next door for two years old and often seen children playing outside.
“It’s very shocking, very surprising, and I just pray for in family” Chambers said.
Investigation remains active at the moment. The Fort Worth police said that if you have information on shooting in call 817-392-4336. Case number 220068041.