Crime

March 14, 2014

Man shot on Long Avenue in Fort Worth

The victim is in serious condition after a bullet came through his windshield and hit him in the neck on Long Avenue near Beach Street.

A man was shot through the windshield of his car as he drove east on East Long Avenue Friday morning, police say.

MedStar transported the 49-year-old man to John Peter Smith Hospital with a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the neck, said MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky.

“He said he thinks something like a bullet came through the windshield and hit him in the chest/neck area,” Zavadsky said.

Fort Worth police were called to the intersection of East Long Avenue and Half Moon Drive, west of Beach Street, at 8:34 a.m., an official said.

“Officers made the scene to find that a 49 year old male was driving eastbound when a bullet came through the front windshield of his vehicle and struck him in the right side of his neck,” said Fort Worth police spokeswoman Sharron Neal.

Officers investigated a scene about 1/4 mile west of where the victim’s car was stopped, where an unspecified number and caliber of shell casings were found.

Police have no suspect, nor do they know the direction from which the bullet came, Neal said.

The investigation is continuing.

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