One dead, four wounded at Fort Worth Stockyards

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One of five people shot Sunday in a north side bar died overnight.

Sylvia Salazar, 56, who lived in the 4600 block of Kenway Court in Fort Worth, died at 1:57 a.m. in the intensive care unit of John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Her sister, Cynthia Villarreal, 55, said Salazar went to the bar with a friend "just to relax. She wanted to go out and have a nice time."

An altercation inside the bar led to the shooting, Fort Worth police spokeswoman Sharron Neal said.

Salazar “was not involved in the altercation, but was struck by a bullet during this incident,” Neal said.

Four other people, all men, were wounded in the shooting inside the Northside Outlaws Bar, 115 NW 25th St., in the Fort Worth Stockyards, police said early Monday.

The four are in stable to critical condition at area hospitals, Neal said.

Officers first responded at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday to a call reporting a shooting on NW 25th Street. MedStar paramedics took one man in his 20s from the bar’s address to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Salazar was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital where she later died.

A second man in his 20s was found nearby on West Exchange Avenue, a MedStar official said. That victim was also taken to John Peter Smith.

Two other men were transported to area hospitals by private vehicle, said MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky.

Early Monday, detectives were still trying to determine whether one of the wounded was the shooter.

Villarreal said Salazar was a good sister, a loving mother and a good grandmother.

"She was raising one grandson, J.R., her oldest son's child," she said.

The bar’s Facebook page sought information today:

“My deepest and most sincere sympathy and condolences to our customers and their families for Sunday’s horrific tragedy.While there are no words or actions to console anyone please know that each and every one of y'all is in our prayers. If anyone has any information please contact the detectives and help us put these cowards away!!!”

In an unrelated shooting, a 20-year-old man was shot about 2:15 a.m. when he answered a knock on the door of his home at Eagle Point Apartments in the 8300 block of Boat Club Road, Officer Neal said.

“The victim stepped outside and was shot by an unknown assailant,” Neal said. “The assailant then fled the scene.”

The victim is in stable condition at an area hospital, she said.

Witnesses that were nearby are being interviewed by detectives, Neal said.

Staff writer Terry Evans contributed to this report.

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