A TEEN described the moments her family and friends threw stones at a shooter before he died after he shot at her dad at a backyard party.
The shooting in Fort Worth, Texas, early Monday left one person dead from a gunshot wound, and the shooter dead after apparently being hit by multiple objects.
Ashley Jimenez Santos, 15, who lives in the home where the shooting happened, told WFAA that the attacker came out of nowhere and was trying to shoot at her dad.
Police said the shooter opened fire at the group of people and then the crowd began to chase the suspect, picking up landscaping bricks along the way.
‘TRYING TO TAKE THE SHOOTER DOWN’
“We were all trying to take [the shooter] down because we didn’t want [anyone] to get shot, so we were trying to defend ourselves,” she said.
“We started getting rocks at him — throwing at him.”
At some point, the shooter went down and tried to shoot at the group again.
Two more people were hit, and one of them died.
In total, two people died in the chaos and two others were injured.
The injured victims are expected to survive.
No information about the suspected shooter or the victims has been released yet.
However, police said that everyone involved knew one another.
Santos said she did not know the shooter, but he did know others at the gathering.
Images from the scene show that the area was cordoned off by police and several light-on vehicles were present.