ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Three people, including two teens who go to Bowie High School, were shot in a Southeast Arlington Thursday afternoon.
One of the victims, a 17-year-old high school senior, died.
Another 17-year-old senior was shot along with an innocent bystander, a homeowner who was struck by a stray bullet that entered his home, police said.
One of the homeowner’s legs was grazed by one of two bullets that entered his home.
It happened around 4:00 p.m. in the 2000 block of Cliffside Drive near Crowley Road, which is about a block from Bowie High.
Investigators believe several people showed up at the scene and were involved in an altercation that led to the shooting.
Detectives are trying to determine the identity of the suspects and what exactly happened.
They say about a dozen gun shots were fired.
Anyone with information on this shooting can contact Arlington Police Detective Coleman at 817-459-5373 or Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.
Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos cancelled the Bowie High freshman and junior varsity football games Thursday night as a result of the tragedy.
He released the following statement Thursday evening on the student’s death:
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that one of our students at Bowie High School was fatally shot off campus after school today. A second Bowie High School student was also shot and is receiving medical care. Out of respect for the families involved and the minor status of the students, the Arlington ISD will not be releasing any student names this evening. The Arlington Police Department is fully investigating the shootings. Any speculation on the part of Arlington ISD officials regarding the incident would not be appropriate.
For tonight, the Arlington ISD has canceled the Bowie High School freshman and junior varsity football games against Trimble Tech. School counselors are preparing to assist students through this tragedy and district officials will support the families of the students involved as needed.
The Arlington ISD asks that the entire community keep the families of these students in your thoughts.