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A backyard party in Texas turned deadly after a person opened fire and was then fatally beaten with bricks by partygoers, police said.
The incident happened just around 12:45 a.m. Monday, according to a press release from the Fort Worth Police Department obtained by Oxygen.com. The suspect, who had been in attendance, became angry over something and left the event, only to return later.
"A small gathering was taking place in the backyard of a residence when one of the attendees became upset and left the gathering," according to the press release. "The attendee returned with another person, went to the backyard, and became involved in a verbal altercation with multiple people."
The suspect opened fire and initially injured one person, according to police.
Partygoers "gave chase to the shooter" and threw landscaping bricks at the suspect, who continued to open fire, causing another party guest’s death, and further injuring another.
“The shooter turned and fired at other people,” it said in the press release. “A group picked up concrete landscaping bricks and started ‘throwing them’ at the shooter. At some point, the shooter was caught by the group and either fell or was taken down to the ground.”
It is unclear how many people struck the shooter after he was down.
“The shooter was struck multiple times with at least one landscaping brick,” police continued.
Both the gunman and the unnamed victim were pronounced dead on the scene.
Three other people were hospitalized and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
When asked by Oxygen.com whether or not any arrests were made, Public Information Officer Tracy Carter said there were "no arrests."
Carter also said that it was not being treated as a criminal investigation.
"Not as of yet," he told Oxygen.com. "Right now we're saying self-defense, but that could change."
Police are not releasing the names of those involved at this time.
The investigation is considered ongoing.
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