The double shooting and assault call was reported to police by Azle hospital staff at 5:42 a.m. Sunday after two men were shot with what investigators believe to be a small-caliber handgun, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said in a news release. Another man, who was in serious condition Sunday, was assaulted on his face and head.
The shooting and assault happened after partygoers got into an argument at a house in the 400 block of Calhoun Bend Road, according to the news release.
Over 50 people were said to have attended the party at a home known to get a lot of police calls, Fowler said. Police have received 911 calls there since 2007, including animal concerns, aggravated robbery, assaults, shots heard, theft and narcotics, according to the news release.
While sheriff’s deputies and investigators were on the way to the house Sunday morning, they found a vehicle belonging to one of the victims at the intersection of FM 730 and Calhoun Bend Road, according to the news release.
The vehicle had several bullet holes and “substantial evidence related to the incident,” according to the news release.
A 24-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition after the injuries to his face and head, according to the sheriff’s office.
A 19-year-old man was shot in his left arm, and a 17-year old man was shot in his right shoulder, according to investigators.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is searching for several suspects. The investigation is ongoing.
“Due to the severe nature of the offense, we are not identifying the victims or suspects in this case, and no further details about the incident will be released to the public until an arrest has been made,” Sgt.
Ricky Montgomery, a Parker County sheriff's investigator, said in a prepared statement.
–Monica S. Nagy
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