Fort Worth teen fatally shot outside quinceañera

Posted Monday, Aug. 11, 2008  comments  Print Reprints

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FORT WORTH -- A quinceañera celebration turned tragic early Sunday when a 16-year-old Fort Worth boy was shot during an altercation between two groups on the street outside.

Edwin Guardiola, who suffered two gunshot wounds to the chest, was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:21 a.m. Sunday.

Sgt. Cheryl Johnson said the shooting occurred shortly before 1 a.m. near the intersection of South Grove and Bewick streets, outside the Tropicana Club where the quinceañera was being held.

She said investigators are still trying to determine what sparked the victim and his friends and another group of individuals, which included a teen who was stabbed in the altercation.

Johnson said shortly after the shooting, police were called to a stabbing on St. Louis Ave. There, they found the stabbing victim, Adolfo Deleon.

“It was put together fairly quickly that it was all related,” Johnson said.

She said Deleon was taken to John Peter Smith hospital where he was in stable condition.

Police later questioned Deleon’s brother, Ramon Deleon, in connection with incident. He was subsequently placed under arrest after investigators identified him as the gunman, Johnson said.

“Several weapons were recovered and testing will be done to determine if they were used in the offense,” Johnson said.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655

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