Officials said on Tuesday, in the latest incident of gun violence around the Fourth of July holiday.” At least three people were killed and eight wounded in a mass shooting in Fort Worth, Texas, after a local festival”.
The police confirmed on Tuesday, that the shooting took place in a parking lot, before midnight on Monday.
One of the victims was declared dead at the crime scene and two others gave up the ghost in the hospital, further, eight victims were taken to the hospital, but their conditions were not disclosed, CBS News reported. According to an ABC News affiliate,10 of the victims were adults and one was a minor.
The shooting took place hours after the end of the neighborhood’s annual ComoFest, in the Como section of Fort Worth. The festival is celebrated in recognizance of United States independence and occurs every Fourth of July.
No arrests have been made yet because the aim of the shooting and the number of culprits were not clear.
According to Shawn Murray, a senior official with the Fort Worth Police Department “We don’t know if this is domestic-related if it is gang-related. It is too early to tell at this point,” he said.
The United States has been battling with a substantial number of mass shootings and cases of gun violence, According to facts collected by the Gun Violence Archive, which describes a mass shooting as an incident in which at least four people are shot, except the shooter, There have been over 340 mass shootings so far in the country in 2023.
According to the local police, In a different shooting spree in Philadelphia on Monday night, five people lost their lives, two were wounded and a suspect was taken into custody.
This incident took place a day after two people were shot dead and 28 others injured, about half of them minors, in multiple gunshots at an outdoor neighborhood block party in Baltimore, Maryland. According to the Police, they were seeking multiple suspects in that shooting.FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA