The Fort Worth Police Department had a busy weekend, logging three separate and unrelated shooting calls on Friday and Saturday, as reported by MSN.
The first shooting incident was on Friday, when police responded to a call about a suspicious person in a vehicle at about 10:10 p.m. in the 3400 block of Meadowbrook Drive. When officers arrived at the scene, people flagged down the officers and reported a domestic disturbance between two men.
Police said they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and a severe abrasion to his head.
The two men in dispute are father and son, and the father is the victim. A verbal altercation turned physical, which led to the victim receiving a severe abrasion to the head and a gunshot wound to the leg, according to police.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and treated, and is in stable condition, police said. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
The second incident happened in Fort Worth at about 10:45 p.m. on Friday night at a QuikTrip convenience store at 1101 Hemphill Street. A man was shot multiple times and suffered from several gunshot wounds, according to police.
When officers arrived on the scene, the victim explained that he was driving on East Magnolia Avenue between the intersections of South Main Street and Hemphill Street and got into a verbal altercation with someone in another vehicle.
The victim told police that a passenger in the suspect vehicle pulled out a weapon and shot him in the forearm, shoulder, and face.
The suspects fled the scene, and the victim was able to drive to the QuikTrip for medical attention. He was then transported to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition, police said.
The next night, a man was shot at a nightclub in Fort Worth. A good samaritan drove him to the hospital for treatment.
Officers responded to the call at about 12:40 a.m. Saturday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
The victim was at Lulu’s Lounge in the 3400 block of Miller Avenue, where he told police that two groups on each side of the street started firing at each other.
The victim ran, but felt a sharp pain in his calf and discovered he had been shot during the exchange of gunfire. He could not provide a description of the suspects or firearms used, according to police.
No one has been taken into custody and the investigation is ongoing.
Shootings are increasing in frequency across North Texas, and crime is steadily rising in Dallas. In just the first month of the year, the city has experienced increasing cases in prostitution in District 6, which is represented by Dallas City Councilman Omar Narvaez.
According to the Dallas Crime Analytics Overview, every reported criminal offense related to prostitution that occurred in December 2022 took place in District 6.
And in Dallas City Councilman Paul Ridley’s District 14, assaults are trending upward.
The Dallas Express spoke with Darren Dattalo, vice president of the association’s board of directors and point of contact for crime bulletins. He claims the bulk of the crime in the area can be attributed to bad operators running late-night bars on Greenville Avenue.
“We called the police for years and couldn’t get anything done,” Dattalo said to The Dallas Express.
Amid increasing assaults, Ridley announced his bid for reelection.
Shootings are increasing…. I wonder why? Let’s take guns from law abiding citizens as a result. We all know that taking guns from good guys always influences bad guys. Don’t they know it’s against the law to shoot people, much less discharging a weapon inside the city limits? Maybe we lock them up for a while instead of letting them go free?