UPDATE: Shots ring out as hundreds attend party at southeast Fort Worth park; five people shot
The Fort Worth Police Department has released additional information regarding last night’s shooting that injured five people.
On Sunday evening, multiple Fort Worth PD officers began to address ordinance violations witnessed at Village Creek Park, 4750 Wilbarger Street. Police say there were multiple people riding ATVs and drinking alcohol in a city park.
Around 5:45PM, officers started using their announcement systems to disperse a large and growing crowd. Police say there were at least 400 attendees at the park. As multiple police officers attempted to disperse and leave the park, gunshots rang out.
When the gunshots started, attendees began fleeing in all directions. It is unknown how many gunshots were fired, but a video of the scene indicates there were a lot.
Police officers quickly responded to the aid of those injuries and began searching for the suspect(s) involved.
MedStar EMS paramedics were called into the scene to tend to multiple gunshot wound victims. A total of five people were injured. At least one of them was under 18 years of age.
Fort Worth PD’s Gang Unit is currently investigating all aspects of the incident. No other details will be released, citing an active investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Fort Worth PD at 817-392-4222.
According to the city of Fort Worth’s website, all city parks are currently open, “provided individuals comply with the six-feet social distancing requirement.”