Victim reports being shot at Fort Worth apartment complex by man asking for money

A man was visiting his friend at a Fort Worth apartment complex when a man approached his vehicle, asked for money and shot him, police said.

The victim, who suffered a gunshot wound, was transported to a local hospital by a friend, police said. It’s believed the wound is non-life-threatening, police said, and he’s in stable condition.

Police haven’t announced any arrests in connection with the incident.

The man was shot outside of the Chase Apartments at the intersection of Eastchase Parkway and Brentwood Stair Road in east Fort Worth, police said.

He initially told police his cousin shot him, according to a police call log, but wouldn’t provide any further details. Police wouldn’t comment on this detail and said an investigation was ongoing.

Officers were at the hospital Wednesday morning, police said. They arrived at the scene around 9 a.m. Wednesday, the call log indicates.

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Jack Howland is a breaking news and enterprise reporter. Before coming to the Star-Telegram in May 2019, he worked for two and a half years as a breaking news reporter at the Poughkeepsie Journal in New York. He’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.