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Man shot and killed in front of grocery store in Fort Worth identified

Shooting at Horne Street grocery leaves one man dead

A man was shot and killed outside a grocery store in the Como neighborhood. Police are investigating the shooting which happened near the corner of Horne Street and Houghton Avenue.
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A man was shot and killed outside a grocery store in the Como neighborhood. Police are investigating the shooting which happened near the corner of Horne Street and Houghton Avenue.

A 34-year-old man was fatally shot in the Como neighborhood shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.

Police are investigating the shooting — which happened near the corner of Horne Street and Houghton Avenue — as a homicide, police Officer Bradley Perez said. The man — identified in a Tarrant County Medical Examiners report as Leandrew Sanders — died at a local hospital.

Witnesses said they heard two men fighting in front of the Como Food Mart Inc., which was open at the time of the shooting. They said they then heard a single shot.

Perez corroborated what witnesses said they saw and heard.

He was unable to provide a description of the shooter, who left the area in an unknown vehicle.

No arrests had been made as of Thursday afternoon.

A woman who lives across the street from the store said she believes there are video cameras in the store, but she said she stopped shopping there because of the crime.

As the investigation unfolded, officers had to extend the crime scene tape from the parking lot to the other side of the street to keep the growing crowd away. People were seen screaming and crying nearby. Most had left the area about 15 minutes after the shooting.

More than a dozen police units were sent to the shooting.

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A man was shot and killed in a shooting in a parking lot outside a food mart in the Como neighborhood of Fort Worth Thursday morning.

Nichole Manna, 817-390-7684, @NicholeManna
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