Two Minors Died, One Injured in Texas Taking pictures – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Price

A 17-year-old and 5-year-old were killed and an 18-month-old injured following a shooting in Fort Worth on Sunday afternoon, police confirmed at a news conference.

Fort Worth Police responded to a shooting call at 2:13 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the 8500 block of Steel Dust Drive. Upon arrival, police found three boys, aged 17, 5 and 18 months, with gunshot wounds. The victims received medical treatment at the scene and were transported to a local hospital nearby.

Despite being treated, the unidentified 17 and 5 year old boy died. The 18-month-old victim suffered minor injuries and is expected to survive.

Fort Worth Police are also aware of an unknown number of individuals driving to the scene where they opened fire on a group of individuals in the front yard, wounding three young victims.

Neil Noakes, Fort Worth Police Chief, told a news conference that as violent crime escalated across the country and the city, the deaths of children added to the tragedy.

“When you have children being killed for no reason, it only adds to the level of tragedy we all experience,” Chief Noakes said.

Noakes added that the two victims who died would never get their full life or complete schooling and that the injured 18-month-old would experience physical and emotional setbacks.

“The 17-year-old will never graduate. The 5-year-old will never graduate from kindergarten,” said Noakes. “The 18-month-old will have physical and emotional scars that may stay with him for the rest of his life.”

A neighbor who stopped by the house to deliver flowers became emotional about the tragedy.

“That shouldn’t have happened. A child of seventeen, five, and eighteen months. Sad,” said Johney Baldridge.

Another neighbor shared footage of the doorbell that recorded the screams and screams moments after the shooting. Andre Chambers said he lived in the neighborhood for two years and often saw children playing outside.

“It’s so shocking, so shocking and I’m just praying for the family,” Chambers said.

The investigation remains active at this time. Fort Worth Police said if you have information about the shooting, call 817-392-4336. The case number is 22068041.

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