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Shooting in church parking lot on Easter was due to domestic dispute, police say

Fort Worth police release 2018 crime stats

In 2018, the number of Crimes Against Persons dipped 5.3 percent compared to 2017, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
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In 2018, the number of Crimes Against Persons dipped 5.3 percent compared to 2017, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.

Gunfire interrupted an Easter Sunday service at a south Fort Worth church when a man and woman began fighting in the parking lot, Fort Worth police said.

The shooting happened just before 3:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Valley Church, at 4800 S. Riverside Drive, Officer Buddy Calzada said.

The fight, Calzada said, was over a child. Both people went back to their own cars and each grabbed a weapon then started shooting at each other, Calzada said.

The man left the church in a vehicle that was later found nearby. Police said a woman was inside the vehicle and she was detained for questioning.

One of the suspects who remained at the church was also interviewed, Calzada said.

Police believe the man who left the church was injured in the incident, but not by gunfire.

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