2 Dead In Texas Dance Studio Shooting

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Two people have been confirmed dead in yet another shooting in the USA, this time in Fort Worth, Texas after a group of party-goers broke into a dance studio, reports police officials.

The New York Daily News says that Fort Worth officers, as described by police spokesperson Daniel Segura, responded to calls regarding gunfire inside Studio 74, a non-profit dance studio, at about 1:15 a.m.

Laura Reyna, owner and director of the studio, said a party had been happening inside the dance studio – an event she had no knowledge of, until news of the shooting reached her. She told the Associated Press, “I would consider it trespassing just for the fact that as the owner and operator of this facility I did not know, nor was there an exchange of any formal contract for people to be inside there.”

Jason Moore, an employee of Studio 74, was at work inside the facility when the shooting began. He claims he was not aware that the group did not have permission to use the studio for their party. Moore attended to one of the gunshot victims by compressing the wound on his chest with a towel, but the man bled to death just outside the building’s front door.

A second victim died after being taken to a nearby hospital, authorities said. Several more people were injured and tended to.

Police have not yet identified the suspect or the victims, and are still following up on possible leads. The motive for the shooting has not been cleared. No further information has been given, aside from the fact that an investigation is ongoing.

Studio 74 offers after-school dance classes to children from kindergarten to 12th grade, catering to all participants regardless of age, abilities, background, ethnicity or socio-economic status. The studio’s current offerings include hip hop, ballet, jazz and other dance styles, according to its website.

Reyna has offered her condolences and stressed that Studio 74 is a safe haven. She said, “We try to stay away from events like this that happen.”


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