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19-year-old shot and killed during argument in Harker Heights High School parking lot

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Posted at 2:28 PM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-21 19:43:46-04

HARKER HEIGHTS, TX — A 19-year-old is dead after a shooting in the parking lot of Harker Heights High School.

Around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, officers with the Harker Heights Police Department were dispatched to the 1000 block of East Knights Way for a report of shots fired.

When officers arrived, they began searching for possible victims.

After searching for several minutes, authorities found 19-year-old Quinton Ford suffering from gunshot wounds in a wooded area near the parking lot.

Officers began life-saving measures until EMS arrived.

Ford was taken by ambulance to Seton Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 12:08 a.m.

Authorities say a preliminary investigation revealed that a verbal argument occurred between several people in the parking lot. The argument escalated and multiple shots were fired.

The Harker Heights Police Criminal Investigations Division is leading the investigation and working with the Killeen Independent School District Police.

Detectives have interviewed everyone involved in the incident.

The investigation will be screened by the District Attorney's Office. No arrests have been made at this time.

Harker Heights PD says there is no ongoing threat to the community.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the CID at (254) 953-5400 and select option #2.

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