Crime

Woman shot, child grazed by bullet in peewee football dispute, Fort Worth police say

The son of a parent involved Saturday in a dispute at a peewee football game outside an east Fort Worth school shot a woman, police said.

A girl was also grazed in the back by a bullet, police said.

The woman was taken in good condition to John Peter Smith Hospital, a MedStar spokesman said. She was shot in the leg, police said.

The child was not taken to a hospital, the MedStar spokesman said.

The woman and girl were fired upon with a handgun at about 3 p.m. near Eastern Hills Elementary, at Shelton Street and Canton Drive. Police did not describe the nature of the dispute.

The assailant was not in custody, Officer Jimmy Pollozani, a Fort Worth police spokesman, said Saturday.

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Emerson Clarridge covers crime and other breaking news for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He works evenings and reports on law enforcement affairs in Tarrant County. He previously was a reporter at the Omaha World-Herald and the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York.
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