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Driver shot on I-35W, Fort Worth police search for gunman

A man was shot northbound on Interstate 35W near the Carver Avenue exit Tuesday night.
A man was shot northbound on Interstate 35W near the Carver Avenue exit Tuesday night. Google Maps

Police are searching for a man in his 20s who shot several times at another car on Interstate 35W Tuesday evening, hitting a driver in the arm, police reported.

A passenger in another vehicle who heard shots fired on northbound Interstate 35W at Carver Avenue alerted a Fort Worth police officer at 5:50 p.m., said officer Daniel Segura, a Fort Worth police spokesman. The officer was blocking traffic near a disabled vehicle that was being towed.

Shortly afterward, a car driver pulled up beside the officer. The car had several bullet holes, and the driver told the officer that he had been shot, Segura said.

The officer could see that the man’s upper arm was bleeding, Segura told reporters who gathered near the scene Tuesday night.

An ambulance was summoned and took the driver to John Peter Smith Hospital with minor injuries, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said

The wounded man told officers that he first encountered the gunman on westbound Airport Freeway.

“The victim was followed by the suspect all the way to the North Freeway [I-35W] and that’s where the suspect fired the shots,” Segura said. “As of now, we don’t really know why the suspect went after the victim.”

The wounded man described the gunman as a Hispanic man in his 20s driving a gray, newer-model vehicle.

Police shut down northbound lanes of the interstate at Carver Avenue while investigating.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police.

Monica S. Nagy: 817-390-7792, @MonicaNagyFWST

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