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2 dead in possible pawn shop robbery, Fort Worth police say

A bullet hole is visible at the Fort Worth Gold and Silver pawn shop following a robbery and shootout on July 5, 2018.
A bullet hole is visible at the Fort Worth Gold and Silver pawn shop following a robbery and shootout on July 5, 2018. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A man who was shot inside a Fort Worth pawn shop Thursday evening has died at a local hospital, police said Friday morning.

The shooting happened at the Fort Worth Gold and Jewelry Exchange at the corner of West Northside Drive and Jacksboro Highway at about 5:30 p.m. One suspect who is believed to have been involved in the apparent robbery attempt is in custody on an unrelated charge, police said.

Gary Duke, 58, Lake Worth, was pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m. at John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's website. Duke died from multiple gunshot wounds, the medical examiner's report showed.

Duke was shot multiple times during a possible robbery of the shop, police say.

Another man, identified as Brian Webb, 31, died from a gunshot wound to the chest, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's website stated. Webb, who possibly tried to rob the shop, was shot and killed at the scene, according to police.

Police said three other people left the store in a minivan after the shooting.

The shop, which is normally opened at 10 a.m. Fridays according to their signage, was closed at 10:30 a.m. A single bullet hole could be seen in the front door.

The investigation is ongoing to determine what exactly happened. Police are asking anyone with information about what happened to contact them at 817-392-4330

Fort Worth police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded during a robbery. Police are seeking witnesses who may have information, which took place about 5:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of west Northside Drive.

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Nichole Manna: 817-390-7684, @NicholeManna; Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3
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