Shooting at a Fort Worth Car Wash Leaves 8 Injured

One person started shooting, multiple people returned fire
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 5, 2021 1:50 AM CDT
Fort Worth Car Wash Shooting Leaves 8 Hurt
In this photo on Twitter released by the Fort Worth Police, Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes holds a news briefing at the site of a shooting early Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas.   (Fort Worth Police Dept. via AP)

Eight people were wounded early Sunday when a person began shooting toward groups of people near a Fort Worth car wash and multiple people returned fire. Police said in a statement that the eight gunshot victims were taken to hospitals and were in stable condition, the AP reports. No suspects were in custody. Police said an officer in the area heard gunshots at about 1:30am, and when officers arrived, they found the eight people who had been shot.

Police said Sunday afternoon that detectives had determined the shooting began following an argument between several men. Police said one person then left the scene, retrieved a gun and began shooting toward groups of people. Police said multiple people in the area then returned fire. Most of those wounded were innocent bystanders. Fort Worth police Chief Neil Noakes said officers provided medical care to the injured on arrival. A juvenile female had minor injuries after being stuck by a vehicle.

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