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Woman attacked, wounded leaving job in Fort Worth

Fort Worth police are searching for a gunman who attacked a woman as she was leaving work Wednesday night in the 3600 block of Vaughn Boulevard and shot her.
Fort Worth police are searching for a gunman who attacked a woman as she was leaving work Wednesday night in the 3600 block of Vaughn Boulevard and shot her.

As she left work, a woman was attacked and shot by a gunman who had demanded her purse, police said Thursday.

A witness fired at the robber as he fled the neighborhood, but police said they were not sure if the gunman was injured.

The attack occurred about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of Vaughn Boulevard as the woman was leaving work, police said. An African-American man armed with a gun approached her and demanded her purse, authorities said.

The gunman fired four times at the woman, police said. As the assailant ran from the scene, the witness opened fire on him.

The woman was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police said. She remained in the hospital on Thursday.

The gunman is described as in his late teens or early 20s, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 and skinny. He was wearing jeans without a shirt, and his hair was braided.

Anyone with information should call Fort Worth detectives at 817-392-4378.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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