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Gun play in north Fort Worth leads to fatal shooting of 16-year-old boy

Fort Worth police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy in north Fort Worth Thursday night.
Fort Worth police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy in north Fort Worth Thursday night. Getty Images/iStockphoto

A gun in the hands of a group of a juveniles Thursday night led to the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy in north Fort Worth, police say.

The shooting occurred about 9:12 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Elm Street.

Homicide Sgt. Joe Loughman said a group of juveniles were passing the gun around while waiting in a car for another person outside the home.

“At least one of the juveniles was not aware that the weapon was loaded, pulled the trigger and struck the victim,” Loughman said.

Jose Alvarez was taken by private vehicle to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:46 p.m.

No one has been arrested and the shooting remains under investigation, including truying to determine where the gun came from, Loughman said.

Clint Bond, a Fort Worth school district spokesman, said Alvarez was a sophomore at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School.

Counselors will be available to students, Bond said.

Deanna Boyd: 817-390-7655, @deannaboyd

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