Arlington police are on the hunt for the shooter who took the lives of three people at a south Arlington apartment complex on Thursday night.
The incident was reported around 8:30 p.m. at Chatham Green Apartments, police say.
Thankfully, two young kids were in the home during the shooting but were unharmed.
Sgt. Courtney White from the Arlington Police Department described the scene as tragic. “This is just an unfortunate situation,” he said. “It was callous and it was heinous and it was ruthless. The Arlington Police Department is determined to locate the suspect and bring justice to these families.”
A call to 911 was made by a witness who heard a noise. Upon checking, he discovered a man lying motionless outside an apartment and noticed the door had been forced open.
Police rushed to the scene at the 3500 block of Chatham Green Lane and discovered a 29-year-old man with a gunshot wound. Inside the apartment, they also found a 31-year-old man and a woman, each with gunshot injuries.
Loqman Mohammed, the next-door neighbor, shared his family’s experience. “My little girl was like what is that noise? Two pops followed by spaced out, other pops, as my wife described it,” he said. “It is real frightening.”
The police confirmed that two kids were in the apartment at the time. Luckily, they weren’t hurt and are now with their family.
Mohammed saw the officers quickly move the kids away from the apartment.
“He was taking him to the cruiser,” he said. “I just overheard him saying, ‘Everything’s going to be alright, I got you little buddy, don’t worry.’ Stuff like that.'”
Investigators figured out that the man and woman in the apartment were dating and lived there with the woman’s kids. The man found by the door seemed to be a friend visiting them, according to the police.
Investigators think that risky behavior might have played a part in the shooting, although they haven’t figured out why it happened yet.
Sgt. White mentioned, “We believe that they may have known the assailant, so we’re just trying to figure out, putting the pieces together, what led to this event.”
So far, no one has been arrested, according to the police. But, some people told them they saw a guy running away from where it happened.
The police are searching for security camera videos to help find the person responsible.
Got any tips about this case? Reach out to Detective VanTreeck at (817) 459-5691. If you want to stay unknown, you can call Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at (817) 469-8477.
We’re still following this story and will bring more updates.