Terrifying moment revelers run for their lives after gunman opened fire injuring five during 600-person party at a Texas park
- Some 30 rounds of gunfire heard at Village Creek Park in Fort Worth on Sunday
- Two people critically wounded and three others injured at the 600-person party
- Adrian Gallardo, who lived across the street, said he heard 10 to 15 shots fired
A shooting in a Texas park that injured five people at a 600-strong party is at the centre of a police investigation today – and a video has emerged showing revelers fleeing the scene.
Around 30 rounds of gunfire were heard at Village Creek Park in Fort Worth at 6.30pm on Sunday.
Officer Buddy Calzada revealed around 600 people had gathered to set off fireworks when the gunshots erupted on the scene.
Two people were critically wounded and three injured in the shooting.
Adrian Gallardo, who lived across the street, told the Star-Telegram he had heard 10 to 15 shots and saw ‘people running everywhere’.
Video footage posted to Twitter showed youngsters running across a road away from Village Creek Park in Fort Worth, Texas as 6.30pm on Sunday
Video footage posted to Twitter showed youngsters running across a road away from the park.
Others hid behind cars as gunshots mixed with screams pierced the air.
At the Fort Worth Police Department the gang unit is taking the lead on the investigation.
One man who has lived on Edgewood near the park for 24 years, Raymond Brown, said the people at the party looked between 18 and 20 years old.
‘This is one of the few parks in Fort Worth where African-Americans feel they can go and enjoy themselves,’ Brown said.
Texas is among the few states that appear to have stopped the spread. Its secondary infection rate is 0.77
Police were called to the scene at 6.59pm but there have so far been no arrests.
Calzada said: ‘Our job as the police is to investigate exactly what all took place here from beginning to end.’
A second shooting was reported at a convenience store less than a mile away from the park at 7pm.
An employee at the store was shot in the hand, according to a police incident report, and officers are investigating whether the two incidents are linked.
On March 19, state Governor Greg Abbott ordered people not to participate in social gatherings of more than ten people.
State parks reopened on April 20 but people have been told to wear face coverings and masks and adhere to social distancing. People are also not allowed to visit in groups of five or more.
There have been 35,390 confirmed coronavirus cases and 973 deaths in Texas.