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Neighbor of slain young man: 'I heard like five or six pops'

One dead after shooting on Knox Street

Police investigate after a Hispanic man in his mid-20s is dead after being shot at a house in the 3800 block of Knox Street in the southeast Fort Worth.
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Police investigate after a Hispanic man in his mid-20s is dead after being shot at a house in the 3800 block of Knox Street in the southeast Fort Worth.

One man was killed in a shooting in south Fort Worth on Thursday afternoon.

Police were alerted to the shooting about 1:40 p.m. It occurred in the 3800 block of Knox Street, according to the police call log.

When officers arrived they found a Hispanic man in his mid-20s in the backyard of a house dead from a gunshot wound, police said. Police are searching for a suspect and no arrests have been made.

More than 15 police units were dispatched to the scene, the call log showed.

A neighbor, who asked not to be identified, heard the gunshots around 1:30 p.m.

"I heard them arguing and I thought, 'Them kids out there messing around again,'" said the neighbor. "Next thing I know I heard like five or six pops. The lady came to use my phone and she said, 'The ambulance ain't getting here quick enough,' I saw the bullet to the head and side."

Authorities in Fort Worth are investigating a shooting at 3828 Knox Street in southeast Fort Worth on Thursday afternoon.

Neighbors identified the victim by his neighborhood nickname and said he has been a part of the neighborhood in southeast Fort Worth for at least the past 15 years.

More than a dozen friends and relatives of the victim gathered near the crime scene tape, hugging each other in tears. Relatives declined to speak to the media at the scene.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3
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