Gunman kills 1, injures 3 before he is stoned to death in Fort Worth, police say

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A gunman opened fire on a group of people in a Como neighborhood, killing one and injuring three others before he was stoned to death, authorities said.

The gunman and the other person were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released by authorities.

Police said that a shooting erupted after a disturbance between a group of people who knew each other.

Fort Worth police said the shooting was reported just before 1 a.m. after a fight broke out at a small gathering.

In addition to the two deaths, one person was in critical condition and two people had what police described as non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

A man attending the party became upset and left, but he returned with another person, police said. They went to the backyard and argued with several people.

The man shot at least one person in the backyard, and fled as other party-goers chased the shooter, police said.

The shooter turned and fired at the group, but other people picked up concrete landscaping bricks and hurled them at the shooter, police said.

At some point, the shooter was caught by the group, and either fell or was taken down by the group. The shooter continued shooting, striking at least at least three others, authorities said.

One of the gunshot victims died at the scene, police said.

The gunman was struck multiple times with at least one landscaping brick and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

No one has been arrested, police said.

The shooting happened in the 5600 block of Shiloh Drive, which runs from east from Horne Street to West Vickery Boulevard in the Como area.

Dee Edwards said she heard a commotion and saw people fighting outside her house.

“I peeked out and looked, I saw two bodies in my driveway,” she said in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

She then called the police.

Debra Mobley, who lives in the neighborhood, said Monday she didn’t hear the shooting but was awakened by police lights.

“First there was one light, then the whole street was filled with police lights,” she said. “This is a quiet street. Nothing like this happens on this street. It’s ridiculous.”

Mobley said the family who lives at the home where the shooting occurred had only been in the neighborhood about a year.

“On weekends they play the music really loud,” she said. “One of my neighbors had to go down there and tell them to turn it down.”

Michael Crain, the councilman for District 3, which includes the Como neighborhood, said that violent crime is increasing across the city and Como is not immune to that statistic.

“Last night’s incident could have happened anywhere in the city, it just happened in Como,” he said on Monday morning. “Just as the July 4th incident could have happened anywhere else in the city. Crime is increasing across the board.”

In the July 4th incident Crain referred to, eight people were wounded after a shooting near a car wash on Horne Street. It happened a few hours after hundreds attended a July Fourth festival.

Crain said he keeps in constant contact with neighborhood leaders in Como, with Police Chief Neil Noakes and with the Neighborhood Police Officer for the neighborhood to talk about trends and how to address them.

He has similar conversations about neighborhoods across his district, he said.

“Como has one of the strongest, if not the strongest neighborhoods in District 3,” Crain said. “This is something bigger that’s happening across the city.”

Initially, there was a 911 hangup call related to the shooting, according to a police call log.

Then, there was a report of five people shot, according to the police call log.

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