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Fort Worth police respond to 3 shootings overnight

One shooting resulted from an apparent road rage. Another shooting happened after a domestic incident. The third happened overnight outside of a nightclub.
Credit: WFAA

FORT WORTH, Texas — Fort Worth police were busy Friday night and Saturday morning, responding to three separate shooting incidents that left people injured and sent them to the hospital. 

All three shootings were separate incidents and not related to each other. Here is what happened in each, laying them out in chronological order: 

Police say son shoots father after family dispute

Fort Worth police said officers responded at about 10:10 p.m. Friday to the 3400 block of Meadowbrook Drive for a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle.

When officers got to the scene, residents nearby flagged them down and reported a domestic disturbance involving two men. The officers found a man with severe lacerations on the back of his head and a gunshot wound to the leg, FWPD told WFAA.

Police said the victim (father) and suspect (son) got into a verbal altercation that escalated into a physical one, which led to the father getting a laceration on his head. The altercation intensified more and the son pulled out a gun and shot his father in the leg, police said. 

Police said the victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition for treatment. The suspect was arrested by officers at the scene. 

The Gun Violence Unit will conduct the follow-up investigation, police said.

Man shot in apparent road rage incident, police say

Fort Worth police said officers responded at about 10:45 p.m. Friday to a QuikTrip convenience store at 1101 Hemphill Street and found a man with several gunshot wounds. 

The victim told officers he was driving his vehicle on East Magnolia Avenue between the intersections of South Main Street and Hemphill Street and there was "an incident or exchange" between them. Then, according to the victim, a passenger in the suspect vehicle pulled out a weapon and shot him in the forearm, shoulder and face, police said.

The suspects drove away, and the victim drove to the QuikTrip to seek medical assistance, police said.

The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition for treatment, according to FWPD. 

Man shot in crossfire outside of Fort Worth nightclub, police say

Fort Worth police officers then responded at about 12:40 a.m. Saturday to John Peter Smith Hospital for a call about a man who arrived to the hospital by private vehicle.

The shooting victim told police he was at Lulu’s Lounge in the 3400 block of Miller Avenue when two groups on each side of the street started firing at each other.

According to police, the victim tried to run but felt a sharp pain in his calf and discovered he had been shot during the exchange of gunfire.

A good Samaritan drove the victim to the hospital for medical treatment, police said. FWPD said the victim could not describe the suspects, their clothing or their firearms to officers and no one was in custody for the shooting.

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The FWPD Gun Violence Unit will conduct the follow-up investigation on the road rage shooting and assist in the investigation for the shooting outside of the nightclub.

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