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3 people shot on Berry Street in east Fort Worth, police say

East Berry Street strip mall shooting

Officer Brad Perez, a Fort Worth police spokesman, describes a shooting July 17, 2019, in which there were three victims. An assailant firing from a sedan shot the victims in the 5400 block of East Berry Street.
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Officer Brad Perez, a Fort Worth police spokesman, describes a shooting July 17, 2019, in which there were three victims. An assailant firing from a sedan shot the victims in the 5400 block of East Berry Street.

Five people were shot at three locations Wednesday in east Fort Worth, including three victims who were fired upon outside a strip mall, police said.

At least two of the shootings involved assailants who opened fire from vehicles, police said. All of the victims were expected to survive, and police had not reported arrests as of late Wednesday.

The shooting in which there were three victims occurred in the 5400 block of East Berry Street at about 2:45 p.m., police said.

One victim was reportedly shot in the upper torso, another was shot in the leg and the third was shot in the arm. All three victims are male.

The victims were taken to a hospital in serious condition, a MedStar spokesman said.

The assailant’s vehicle was described as a light-colored sedan that was driven north on Stalcup Road after the shooting, said Officer Brad Perez, a police spokesman.

A description of the shooter, a motive and the victims’ names and ages were not released Wednesday.

A witness said the victims were playing dice outside a store when they were shot.

A second drive-by shooting was reported about two hours later and 2 miles away.

A driver and another person shot at each other in the 4000 block of Avenue L at about 4:30 p.m., Perez said. The shooting possibly involved gang members, he said. A bystander was hit and taken to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

A third shooting injured a man early Wednesday. The shooting may have occurred near a store at Interstate 35W and Berry Street, or in a neighborhood around Evans and Harvey avenues, police said. After the man was shot, he was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle at about 1:30 a.m., police said.

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