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Police investigating a shooting at a bar in south Fort Worth

Multiple Fort Worth police officers are investigating a reported shooting at the La Botica bar in the south Fort Worth area, 3710 Hemphill Street.

MedStar EMS has transported one patient with a gunshot wound to the chest. Major injuries reported. A second victim may have been shot in the arm, but that has not yet been confirmed.

The shooting was dispatched just after 9:46PM this evening.

Expect heavy police activity in the area.

UPDATE: Vehicles crashes off bridge and rolls into creekbed in south Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Fire Department, Police Department, and MedStar EMS all responded to a major accident involving a vehicle rollover just after 9:30PM this evening.

Emergency personnel arrived on scene and found a vehicle had crashed off the roadway and into a creek bed along Altamesa Blvd near the Hemphill Street intersection in south Fort Worth.

Firefighters quickly located two patients with the vehicle. They were able to extricate them from the scene and into MedStar ambulances.

MedStar EMS transported two patients from the scene with potentially serious injuries. Paramedics noted the vehicle plunged approximately 50-75 feet off the bridge.

Units are working to clear up the scene now.

UPDATE: Teenager shot at Dallas basketball game dies; juvenile suspect charged with murder

The Dallas Police Department has released an unfortunate update to the shooting that occurred last Saturday, January 11th, during a basketball game at the Davis Field House.

As seen in a video posted to social media, shots rang out during a basketball game, sending players and spectators running for cover.

Multiple Dallas police responded to the scene and located a victim, an 18-year-old male, shot. He was transported to the hospital where he remained in critical condition. He was pronounced deceased today at 2:59PM. A DISD police officer was also injured, but not seriously.

Last Sunday, January 12th, Dallas police released information stating that a 15-year-old male had turned himself in. The juvenile suspect was originally charged with Aggravated Assault, but that charged has been upgraded to Murder due to the passing of the victim.

Read official statements from the Dallas Police Department here.

One person airlifted from t-bone crash in Watauga

Emergency responders from Watauga FD/EMS, PD, and MedStar EMS all responded to a major accident along Denton Highway (377) just south of Watauga Road earlier this morning.

Reports indicate a vehicle was pulling out of a vape store parking lot in the 6200 block of Denton Highway when it was t-boned by another vehicle. One person was trapped inside one of the vehicles and had to be extricated by firefighters.

CareFlite responded to the scene and landed on Denton Highway near the crash site. One person was airlifted to Harris Methodist Fort Worth via CareFlite. MedStar transported one patient by ground to Harris as well.

The roadway was closed, but has been reopened at this time.

Photo: Kitt Walker

Two occupants dead after vehicle plunges into Trinity River in Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a major accident that fatally injured two occupants of a vehicle during the overnight hours.

Multiple emergency responders from Fort Worth FD, PD, and MedStar EMS all responded to a major incident involving a person in the water near the 600 block of N. University Drive, just south of Rockwood Park Drive. The crash happened around 2:30AM.

The vehicle reportedly lost control, hit the guardrail, and plunged into the west fork of the Trinity River.

Two people were located and pronounced deceased. MedStar EMS tweeted that they responded to treat one civilian who jumped into the water in an attempt to save the individuals.

The victims have not yet been publicly identified at this time.

Man arrested and charged with murder in shooting death of Fort Worth man

The Fort Worth Police Department has arrested a 23-year-old man and charged him with Murder in the shooting death of a 30-year-old man earlier this week in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth police were called to a house in the 2000 block of May Street around 8:30AM Tuesday morning with regards to a person shot. The victim, identified as a 30-year-old male, was shot multiple times and transported to the hospital, but pronounced deceased. His girlfriend called 9-1-1 to report the incident.

The suspect in this case has been identified as the brother of the victim’s girlfriend. According to the arrest warrant, all three were up partying and drinking throughout the night before the shooting occurred in the morning hours. The brother was not pleased with how the victim was treating his girlfriend (suspect’s sister). The argument escalated and resulted in the suspect firing multiple shots at the victim.

The suspect was last seen fleeing from the house after the gunshots rang out. He dumped his handgun, which was purchased “on the street”, in a nearby alleyway before fleeing the scene. Police tracked down his address to Spurgeon Street and observed him getting into a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and he was brought in for questioning.

After the suspect was questioned, an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest. He was subsequently arrested and booked into the Tarrant County jail yesterday (Wednesday) with a charged of Murder.

UPDATE: Fort Worth Poly HS student shot, transported to hospital

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a shooting incident in the 2700 block of E. Rosedale Street at the Texaco gas station.

Multiple emergency responders from Fort Worth PD, FD, and MedStar were called to the scene just before noon. Dispatched information indicates a male was shot at the gas station.

MedStar transported a teenaged male victim to the hospital, awake and breathing.

According to a release from the Fort Worth Independent School District, the victim is an 11th grade student at Fort Worth Polytechnic High School. The high school is located right across the street from the gas station. The campus was placed on lockdown.

The suspect is also believed to be a student, says FWPD. They are still searching for him or her.

7th Street bridge in Fort Worth reopened after suspicious bag recovered

The Fort Worth Police Department and Fire Department all responded to a suspicious package on top of one of the 7th Street bridge arches at 1:12PM this afternoon.

All westbound lanes of 7th Street were closed while emergency responders investigated the scene. A photo taken by a spectator shows the bag on top of the bridge.

Police were dispatched to a “14×14 box wrapped in Christmas paper with a big red bow.”

Fort Worth FD utilized one of their aerial platform trucks to inspect and take possession of the bag. The department’s Bomb and Arson division responded as well. It turned out to be a non-hazard.

The scene has been cleared and all lanes have been reopened.

UPDATE: Denton police officer injured in highway crash

The Denton Police Department is investigating a major accident involving one of their officers that occurred earlier this morning along I35.

At 8:42AM, Denton PD and FD/EMS responded to multiple reports of a major accident in the southbound lanes of I35 near Highway 380 in west Denton. The crash reportedly involved at least three vehicles, including a Denton police car.

Investigators say an SUV was traveling southbound on I35 when it lost control and struck a police car, pushing it into the barrier.

The police officer was injured in the crash and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At this time, the officer is in stable condition.

All southbound lanes of I35 were closed while police investigated the scene, but have since been reopened.

Forest Hill police officer shot and injured; suspect dead after crash involving stolen police car

The Forest Hill Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred early this morning around 3:00AM at a convenience store along I-20 near Forest Hill Drive.

According to law enforcement officials, a female Forest Hill PD officer was shot in the forearm. The suspect who shot her stole her police vehicle and fled the scene, leading to a police chase up Highway 287.

During the chase, responding officers reportedly fired shots at the suspect. The chase came to an end near the Highway 287 and Riverside Drive exit after the suspect crashed the vehicle. The suspect is deceased, although police have not said if he died as a result of a gunshot or injuries sustained in the crash.

The officer is said to be in good condition at the hospital. She is seeking treatment at this time.

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