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Pregnant woman shot, killed in Weatherford

The Parker County sheriff’s office said a pregnant woman was shot and killed in Weatherford on Sunday.
The Parker County sheriff’s office said a pregnant woman was shot and killed in Weatherford on Sunday. Parker County sheriff via Facebook

A pregnant woman who was shot in Weatherford Sunday afternoon died of her injuries Monday morning, authorities said.

Shannon Guthrie, 29, was pronounced dead just before 9 a.m. Monday at John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner.

Her unnamed baby was delivered but died at 3:45 p.m. Monday at JPS, according to the medical examiner.

The shooting happened just before 1 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Dill Road, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.

A man on the scene told sheriff’s deputies that he was arguing with Guthrie and it turned into a physical altercation over a weapon, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

During the scuffle, the gun went off, wounding Guthrie in the head, the sheriff’s office said.

Texas Rangers have been asked to assist in the investigation, according to the sheriff’s office.

Citing privacy laws and the ongoing nature of the investigation, Sheriff Larry Fowler declined to give any further information.

On Tuesday morning, Fowler confirmed that no one has been taken into custody.

“Let me tell you, it really is” a tragedy, Fowler said. “We see this more than we like, as opposed to 15 or 20 years ago.

“We’re growing fast, and sometimes that brings things you don’t want,” Fowler said.

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74

A male and female victim were discovered dead with gunshot wounds early Thursday morning in east Fort Worth, police say. The man and woman are described by neighbors as being white and in their late 20s to early 30s.

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.

Police in Grand Prairie reported that 21-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound just after midnight on Thursday. Security video from a nearby business showed a male running west bound on Sara Jane Parkway after the shooting.

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