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Fort Worth Shootings: What We Know About Como Victims

Police said three people were killed and eight injured in the shooting.

Fort Worth, Texas — 11 shot, 3 deadat about 11:40 p.m. on July 3, at a crossroads in the Fort Worth area of ​​Como Diaz Avenue and Horn Street.

This was hours after the neighborhood’s annual cofest ended.

Police said multiple gunmen were in the parking lot when they arrived. Ten of the victims are believed to be adults and one a juvenile.

First responders on the ground said it was difficult to reach victims as people were still trying to leave the area. Some were taken to the hospital by private car, others by ambulance. Police had to drive one victim to an ambulance outside the event.

This is the second mass shooting that occurred immediately after Comofest.

in 2021Police said eight people were shot dead near a car wash on Horn Street, but no one died.

What We Know About Victims

Two of the three dead have been identified.

Cynthia Santos, 22, was identified by the Tarrant County coroner. She died at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital.

Paul Willis, 18, died at the scene of the shooting and was identified by his family.

“As usual, everyone was here for the fireworks display, and then the gunshots rang out,” Willis’ mother, Kadesha Weatherly, told WFAA.

“They kept calling my son (18) a victim. His name was Paul,” she said.

Ms Weatherly described the chaotic situation and how she was trying to find her son. Willis was at the corner of Horn and Horton with his brother and cousins.

“I knew the kids were here, so I ran over here,” she explained. “So I walked past my son. The girls were holding him and crying. I didn’t even know it was my baby on the ground.”

Willis, 18, was enjoying a day off from work with his family, according to Willis’ mother.

“He works 80 hours a week. My baby wanted to be successful. He had his own apartment, his own car, and at 18, a McDonald’s manager. He got electricity from the state.” He just got his license as an engineer, and that’s not the way he should go,’ said Weatherly.

“My family is heartbroken. This should not have happened,” the mother added.

Fort Worth Mayor Matty Parker tweeted a reply To shoot Monday night:

“Last night, I was devastated to hear the news of the Fort Worth mass shooting. It breaks my heart to think of the entire community of Como that we strive for.”

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