A man in Fort Worth, Texas, opened fire on a crowd and the shooting resulted in one death and injured three people. After the man opened fire, he was stoned to death by the mob, authorities said.
The incident took place around 1 a.m. Monday in Fort Worth’s Como neighborhood on the southwest side in the 5600 block of Shiloh Drive, near Bryant Irvin Road and the Chisholm Trail Parkway.
Police said that when they got to the scene, they found multiple gunshot victims. Officers further stated that there was a gathering taking place in the backyard of a home and a person got upset. He left, then shortly came back with another person, and got into an argument with multiple people at the party. At that point, he shot at least one person, non-fatally, police said.
Other people at the gathering then chased the shooter as he tried to flee from the crime scene. The shooter turned on them and fired more times, causing one more person to get shot. At that time, the crowd started to pick up concreted landscaping bricks and threw them at the shooter.
Tracy Carter with the Fort Worth Police Department shared: “What we’re saying is some of the people picked up what we call stone pavers. What you line our driveway with points on them. That was something they initially could get. I don’t want to say may be used as defense, but that’s what they were able to throw at the gunman.”
When the shooter was already on the ground, he continued to fire, and two more people got shot. When the police came, one of the people who got shot and the gunman were already dead. They then took the three injured people to the hospital for medical assistance.
The police advised that if something like this happens, they should let law enforcement officials handle it. Carter noted, “We do not advise someone going after someone who has a gun.”
It is unclear if any of the people responsible for stoning the shooter to death will be charged. Police said they have been cooperative, and they are yet to determine what will be done.
Police did not release any information regarding the identities of those involved. They did say that all of the people in the gathering and the gunman knew each other.