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Man killed in north Fort Worth robbery attempt

Two men were shot early Sunday, one fatally, as they tried to flee three robbers in north Fort Worth, police said.

Jose Gonzalez-Garcia, 27, of Fort Worth was shot in the chest and taken to John Peter Smith Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m., according to Fort Worth police and the Tarrant County medical examiner.

The second victim, 28-year-old Silvano Gonzalez-Pegueros, suffered a gunshot wound to the left thigh and was also taken to JPS, where he was listed in stable condition Sunday.

Silvano Lopez-Perez, a 36-year-old man who was with them, did not flee and handed over his wallet. He was robbed but wasn't hurt, according to police.

The call was reported at 2:21 a.m. from a private residence in the 3000 block of Ellis Avenue, police said.

Perez told police the incident happened after he, Garcia and Pegueros left a nearby bar at closing time. He said they were confronted by three men, all wearing masks. One of the robbers was holding a handgun and demanded money from the men.

Garcia and Pegueros were shot when they ran toward the back yard of the Ellis Avenue residence, police said.