The city of Fort Worth, Texas became a center of a target practice. Last Friday, three vehicles have been struck by what initially sounded like stones being thrown, but then looked like BB gun pellets. Fort Worth police declared that the vehicles were hit while they traveled along Bryant Irvin Road, located in the southwest portion of the city.
Sources say that the three Friday instances were not the first shooting incidents. The first one occurred on or around October 16, 2010. Until now, there have been five of these occurrences.
Among those vehicles hit was a school bus.
The shootings left one of the victims very slightly wounded. Luckily, that victim is all right.
In another case, when a woman stopped her car at a stop light, she suddenly heard a noise resembling water balloons that aimed at her passenger window. But soon enough, she noticed that the window of her car was smashed.
These shootings have left those and other motorists and travelers startled and concerned for their lives, because they can occur at any time and any day. The vehicles were likely random targets.
According to witnesses, children were observed fiddling with a BB or pellet gun in an apartment complex in the area. However, no suspects have been named and no arrests have been made. As a result, police are still keeping an eye on the location for anything relevant.
Consistent with this case, it must always be said that “in general, when you are searching for a wrongdoer, it is always someone who you least suspect.” And this case seems to fit this theory, for now. Why are children playing with BB or pellet guns? Who gave them those guns (or, how did they get access to them)? Are they real guns or toy guns? How old are these children?
The investigation remains ongoing.
For those of you who reside in or are traveling to Fort Worth (or in its surrounding areas), it is advised that you use due caution. But no matter where you are, if you are driving and you get hit and/or hear such a noise, turn on your emergency flashers, pull over to the nearest safe stop, check the damage(s), and contact authorities.
Remember, most of these shootings have occurred reportedly along Bryant Irvin Road near Vickery Boulevard in the city. With that said, the shooter may be residing in or near that area.
Anyone with any further information is encouraged to contact the Fort Worth Police Department. It is highly recommended that tipsters should remain anonymous when reporting tips about actual crimes.