Po­lice: Masked gun­men shoot man out­side south Fort Worth home

Star-Telegram - - News - BY STEPHEN ENGLISH sen­glish@star-tele­gram.com Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74

An uniden­ti­fied man was un­der­go­ing surgery for life-threat­en­ing in­juries suf­fered when he was shot in the ab­domen by two masked gun­men early Thurs­day morn­ing, po­lice say.

The shoot­ers fled and were still at large.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at about 3:15 a.m. in the 8500 block of Whis­per­ing Creek Trail in south Fort Worth, po­lice said.

The vic­tim’s brother heard him ar­gu­ing with two men out­side his home, po­lice spokesman Jimmy Pol­lozani said.

The vic­tim had just ar­rived home, Capt. Todd Wadling­ton said. Then the brother heard gun­shots.

“The (vic­tim) stum­bled in­side of the res­i­dence and col­lapsed,” Wadling­ton said.

His brother saw the two men flee­ing on foot, Pol­lozani said.

The vic­tim was trans­ported to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion and was un­der­go­ing surgery, Wadling­ton said.

He said there were no wit­nesses to the shoot­ing and that it was un­known why the gun­men tar­geted the vic­tim or whether the sus­pects stole any prop­erty.

A woman who said she has lived nearby for about 10 years said she was awak­ened by two gun­shots.

She and an­other woman who lives nearby said their neigh­bor­hood is nor­mally quiet and safe.

At about 11 a.m., a group of young men and women en­tered the house where the shoot­ing hap­pened. A woman who an­swered the door said they had no com­ment.

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