FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Two people are dead and five others are in the hospital after a shooting in a south Fort Worth neighborhood late Friday night.
Police arrived at a home in the 900 block of Davis Street where neighbors say they heard dozens of gunshots at around 11:00 p.m. Friday.
When police got to the location, they found two people shot to death on the ground next to a curb. Five other victims were taken to local hospitals with gunshot wounds.
Police say they don’t know what happened before the shooting occurred. The incident is still under investigation.
One neighbor called the incident senseless violence. “In the end, it’s families being hurt, people dying, and it doesn’t make any sense at all. I really wish this would stop,” said Ethel Love.
Pattie Pearson’s cousin Jaxon West was one of the victims who survived the shooting. She says she was devastated to hear that he was shot three times. “At least he’s still here with us. Other families can’t say the same thing,” said Pearson.
A memorial now stands where some of the victims fell outside the home on Davis Street. “We’re praying for them and their loved ones and what they’re going through. We ask that people will pray for us and stick together,” said Pearson.
Virginia Jackson lives nearby where the shooting took place and hopes police can solve the case.
“I always want justice for any family. No one ever deserves to be killed or hurt,” said Jackson. “If it was my family member, I would want justice to come to whoever did it.”
Officers from the Fort Worth Police Gang Unit are part of the investigation though police say it’s too early to know if this was gang-related. Police say, “they’re looking into all leads.”