5 shot at crowded Texas park filled with 600 people: cops

Fort Worth police
Fort Worth police(Emily Schmall/AP)

Five people were wounded and hundreds had to run for their lives when dozens of gunshots were fired at a crowded Texas park on Sunday, authorities said.
The shooting at Village Creek Park in Fort Worth happened just before 7 p.m., around the same time fireworks went off at what appeared to be an outdoor party for about 600 people, according to police.
cellphone video posted on social media Sunday shows dozens of young people frantically running from the park as gunshots and emergency sirens are heard in the background.
Police said witnesses heard about 30 rounds of gunfire, but it was not immediately clear where the shots came from and no arrests have been made.
Three of the victims were in critical condition and three others sustained non-life-threatening injuries, Public Information Officer Buddy Calzada told reporters at a news briefing Sunday night.

Police did not release the ages of any of the victims.

Texas’ initial stay-at-home order expired on May 1 and many businesses have since reopened, but state and local authorities continue to discourage large gatherings to contain the spread of coronavirus.

“We try to work with everybody to not try not to cite them or ticket them, but ultimately people have a choice and that’s the choice they made tonight,” Calzada said.

The Fort Worth Police Department’s gang unit is leading the investigation. State and federal agencies are also assisting in the probe.

Calzada urged anyone with information or cellphone footage of the incident to immediately contact the department.

“We can’t do this on our own, we need our citizens to partner with us,” he said.

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