Local Man Seriously Wounded in Apparent Domestic Dispute

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A Fort Worth man was hospitalized on Thursday for serious injuries stemming from what police believe to have been a domestic dispute.

Officers with the Fort Worth Police Department’s (FWPD) South Division responded to reports of a shooting at the intersection of Frazier Avenue and Flint Street at 1:37 p.m. that day. They found a male gunshot victim at the scene.

Officer Daniel Segura said in a statement to The Dallas Express that the victim was transported to a nearby hospital, and his current condition is unknown.

Detectives with FWPD’s gun violence investigations team have taken over the case. A preliminary investigation suggested that the shooting occurred during a domestic argument, per the department. Neither the victim nor the shooter, who is still at large, has been publicly identified.

The City of Fort Worth has taken considerable strides to promote community-based crime prevention efforts. As reported by The Dallas Express, the Fort Worth City Council recently approved spending $1.9 million to further nonprofit programs that support at-risk school children and foster better collaboration between local police and those living in high-crime areas.

Fort Worth also tasks a neighborhood police unit and private security guards with patrolling its city center, which has contributed to it clocking significantly lower crime reports than Downtown Dallas. The Metroplex Civic & Business Association publishes comparative studies of the two cities’ downtown areas each month. The February report showed that eight times more crime occurred in Downtown Dallas than in the downtown area of Fort Worth.

The Dallas Police Department has been critically understaffed for years, which has dampened its impact on crime. Around 3,000 officers are fielded, although a City analysis recommended that the department should have around 4,000 officers on its force. Despite that, the Dallas City Council recently approved a budget of $654 million for DPD this fiscal year, significantly less than the spending on police seen in other high-crime municipalities, such as Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles.

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