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Altercation at Fort Worth club leads to fatal shooting

An altercation at a nightclub may have led to the fatal shooting early Sunday in east Fort Worth, police said.

Manuel Garza, 29, died at John Peter Smith Hospital after officers responded around 2 a.m. to report of a wounded man on the front porch of a home in the 1600 block of East Jessamine Street, said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman.

Several witnesses told police that the man was "involved in some sort of altercation" at a club on South Riverside Drive, which is around the corner from the home on Jessamine Street, Henderson said.

The witnesses said the altercation "escalated into a shooting," Henderson said.

"The victim was apparently shot at that location and ran to the front porch," of the home, Henderson said. "He collapsed (there) with a gunshot wound to his chest."

Garza was pronounced dead 2:29 a.m. at JPS, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.

Homicide were still investigating the shooting on Monday, Henderson said.

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