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10-year-old boy shot outside a Fort Worth youth basketball game

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 10:46:35-05

FORT WORTH, TX — An adult male and a 10-year-old boy were injured in a shooting outside a basketball gym in Fort Worth Sunday night, according to Fort Worth police.

The Fort Worth Telegram reported the shooting, which did not involve students, happened in the parking lot outside the North Crowley Ninth Grade Campus after a youth basketball game.

Both the man and the boy had injuries that were not believed to be life threatening, Fort Worth police said.

According to witnesses, a person was damaging a car in the parking lot when someone confronted them, WFAA reported. When confronted, the person damaging the car reportedly started shooting and hit the adult and child.

Gomez said two guns of different calibers were shot at the same person, and there may be two different suspects. The shooting appeared to be targeted at a specific person.

According to Fort Worth Officer Ivan Gomez, the child, whose age was not specified, was in surgery at a local hospital.

“It’s very alarming that it was at a school event,” Gomez said at a press conference Sunday night. “It was at a district facility but not a district event. This time, we’re just glad that no lives were lost at this time.”

He said Fort Worth police usually have security at school-sanctioned sporting events, but could not confirm if there was armed security at the basketball game Sunday night.