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Three Days Into Truce, Three Die in Possible Gang-Related Ambush

February 28, 1994

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Three days into a gang truce aimed at reducing street violence, three people were gunned down and another was wounded in an ambush that police say may have been gang-related.

Four men carrying semiautomatic weapons got out of a car Sunday afternoon, walked over to the four victims and started shooting, police Lt. Pat Kneblick said.

A 16-year-old professed gang member was arrested several hours later; the shooting apparently stemmed from a dispute but details were unclear, she said Monday.

Officials sought to limit any connection between the truce and the timing of Sunday’s shooting. ″I don’t think this incident has anything to do with it whatsoever,″ Police Chief Thomas Windham said.

The truce was announced Thursday by leaders of six of the city’s gangs, which have an estimated 3,900 members. Sixteen people died in gang-related incidents in Fort Worth last year, and 173 drive-by shootings were reported.

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