Early Thursday morning shooting in Fort Worth fatal for 56-year-old woman, ongoing investigation

Fort Worth, TX – The local police department is investigating what happened and who fatally shot the 56-year-old Janice White in an incident that took place early Thursday morning in a home in Fort Worth.

According to the incident report, officers were dispatched to the house on Sunflower Circle in the eastern part of the city around 2:30 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found the woman with apparent gunshot wound in the leg.

White, a mother of three and grandmother, died at the hospital after someone from outside a relative’s home where she was staying fired a gun inside the residence.

“Anytime we have an incident like this it is very hard to obtain details in regards to the motive, the suspect or a suspect vehicle. So we are asking anyone around that neighborhood, that if they happen to hear something or if they have any type of video on their cameras to please let us know because we do need to find the suspect or suspects,” said Ofc. Daniel Segura, FWPD.

According to White’s daughter, her mother was a certified nursing assistant and was excited to soon begin a new job with Fort Worth ISD. At the time of the shooting, White was making something in the kitchen when she was suddenly shot.

At the time of the shooting, there were several other people in the house, but White was the only one shot.

Investigators are talking with the others, while also trying to encourage anyone who can help with video or information to come forward.

“We don’t know if the victim was specifically targeted for this attack. We don’t know if this was a random act,” Segura said. “They are trying to follow every single lead they can get.”

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