Northeast Tarrant

Two dead in separate Labor Day shootings

Two people were killed in separate incidents in North Texas on Labor Day.
Two people were killed in separate incidents in North Texas on Labor Day. Getty Images/iStockphoto

Two people died from gunshot wounds in separate incidents Monday, one near Justin and the other in Fort Worth.

The first shooting occurred just after 2 p.m. Monday near Justin, in the 1600 block of Baxter Springs Drive, in a neighborhood about a mile north of Northwest High School.

According to a police call log, the person who called in the shooting identified himself as the shooter and said that he still had his gun pointed at “his friend.”

A white male in his late 20s or early 30s was airlifted to John Peter Smith hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead sometime before 7:30 p.m. Police said the victim was shot “in the upper extremities.”

Police arrested the friend, also a white male in his 20s.

Just before 6:30 p.m., another shooting was reported in the 8000 block of Julie Avenue in the Las Vegas Trail area of Fort Worth. Police are seeking a white male suspect who shot a male victim in the face. That victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect fled quickly after the shooting, according to officer Tracy Carter, a Fort Worth police spokesman.

Homicide units were investigating both cases Monday night.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner had not released the identity of either victim as of 9 p.m. Monday.

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Matthew Martinez: 817-390-7667, @MCTinez817