The Parker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double shooting and assault call, which left three people with severe injuries. It happened early Sunday morning in the 400 block of Calhoun Bend Road near FM 730 in Azle. While deputies were en route to the scene, they discovered a vehicle belonging to one of the victims with several bullet holes.
Apparently a large party had taken place at the residence the previous evening, where more than 50 party-goers had attended, including underage drinkers. The assault and shooting incidents stemmed from a verbal argument between party-attendees, where multiple suspects are being sought.
Investigators believe two victims were shot with a small caliber handgun. Victim No. 1 is reported to be a 19-year-old male, who suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm. He is believed to be in fair but stable condition. Victim No. 2 was identified as a 17-year-old male, who sustained a gunshot wound to his right shoulder. He is also believed to be in fair but stable condition. Victim No. 3 was identified as a 24-year-old male, who is in serious condition after suffering a physical assault about his head and face. As of yesterday afternoon, all three victims were still hospitalized.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident is one of numerous calls and investigations the Sheriff’s Office has generated from the address since 2007, ranging from animal, narcotics and theft calls to aggravated robbery, shots heard and assaults.