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Officials identify 5-year-old man killed in weekend drive-by shooting in northwest Fort Worth

A 20-year-old man and a 5-year-old boy were identified as the victims of the weekend shooting in northwest Fort Worth that also injured a young child, according to police and the medical examiner’s office website. of Tarrant County on Monday. .

Fort Worth police had reported no arrests in the shooting that occurred in northwest Fort Worth.

The 5-year-old boy was identified as Rayshard Scott, who died at 3:32 p.m. Sunday at Cook Children’s Medical Center, according to the medical examiner’s website. He died in the emergency room.

Jamarrien Monroe, 20, was pronounced dead at 3:14 p.m. Sunday at John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the website.

An 18-month-old boy suffered minor injuries and is expected to survive, Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes said at a news conference near the scene Sunday.

Noakes said police were unsure of the children’s relationship and did not know what the children were doing outside at the time they were shot.

The shooting occurred at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in the 8500 block of Steel Dust Drive, near the intersection of Barber Ridge Trail.

The children were outside the home when the assailants arrived in a vehicle and opened fire on them, Noakes said. Multiple cartridge casings were ejected into the street.

“We are seeing an increase in violent crime across the country and unfortunately we are seeing violent crime here in Fort Worth in numbers we don’t want to see,” Noakes said. “But when you have children, when you have children who are murdered completely senselessit adds just another level to that tragedy we are all experiencing.

“I can tell you this,” Noakes said. “The Fort Worth Police Department is going to put all necessary resources into this investigation to do everything possible to bring those responsible to justice as quickly as possible.”

Other than the victims, other people were in the home when the shooting occurred, but their number was unclear.

Police did not have a description of the assailants or their vehicle when Noakes spoke to reporters around 5:15 pm Sunday.

Detectives are investigating whether the homicides are gang related.

Police asked anyone with surveillance video to share it with detectives. calls 817-392-4336 with information and report reference number 220068041, Noakes said.


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