UPDATE: A person of interest in the shooting at David K. Sellars Elementary School was found deceased. The method of death will be determined by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office.
The Forest Hill Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred early morning on October 11, 2023, at David K. Sellars Elementary School.
At approximately 6:50am, Forest Hill police responded to reports of a shooting and discovered an adult female victim in the school's parking lot. Despite immediate medical attention, the victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased after being transported to John Peter Smith Hospital.
The woman has been identified as a school employee who worked in the Cafeteria.
Police investigators believe the victim knew the killer as she was seen speaking with a person in another vehicle after arriving to work.
The suspect fled the scene in a silver-colored Chevrolet Impala according to Officials. That vehicle was later located unoccupied in Fort Worth.
As of now, there is no available information about the suspect involved in the incident, leaving the authorities with an ongoing investigation.
In response to the incident, the Fort Worth Independent School District (ISD) issued a statement expressing their condolences and ensuring the safety of their students and staff. According to the statement, the victim was a cherished staff member of the school, deeply dedicated to her role and greatly admired by both students and colleagues.
The Fort Worth ISD emphasized that the safety and well-being of their school community remain their utmost priority. They assured the public that there is no ongoing threat to the school, as emergency personnel responded promptly to the situation. The school district has collaborated closely with their safety and security team in coordination with the Forest Hill Police Department to maintain campus safety.
Recognizing the emotional impact of this tragedy, the school district has made additional counseling staff available on-site to support students, staff, and families dealing with the aftermath of the incident.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Forest Hill Police Department at 817-531-5250. Anonymous tips can also be left through Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS or www.469tips.com, reference number 23FPD13544.