Three killed, eight injured in shooting in Texas, US


Houston At least three people were killed and eight others were injured in a shooting in downtown Fort Worth in the US state of Texas. The victims were 10 adults and one teenager, the Fort Worth Police Department said in a statement on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Police said when officers responded to reports of shots fired during the annual “ComoFest” community gathering just before midnight Monday, they found several people shot in the parking lot.

“There were many people trying to flee after the gunshots, so it was difficult for officers to navigate the area quickly,” Fort Worth Police Department spokesman Capt. Sean Murray said at a news conference.

One person was declared dead at the scene and two others were declared dead later.

Police said at least eight other people were injured. He is undergoing treatment in regional hospitals. His status was not immediately clear.

As of Tuesday morning, no suspects had been identified in connection with the shootings and no possible motive was clear.

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