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Police: Three Fort Worth Bank Employees Shot, Two Suspects Sought

Three women were shot and suffered serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening

A Fort Worth police officer and vehicles are seen outside a Veritex Bank in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, July 19, 2018, following a shooting which took place inside the bank. Police are searching for two armed suspects after three bank employees were shot but are expected to survive. Officers initially responded to a robbery call Thursday, but Sgt. Chris Britt says investigators are trying to determine whether the shootings were part of a robbery attempt “or what exactly was going on.”

Police searched for two armed suspects after three North Texas bank employees were shot Thursday morning but were expected to survive.

Fort Worth police tweeted “suspects still on the loose” following the gunfire around 9:30 a.m. Thursday inside Veritex Community Bank.

Officers initially responded to a robbery call but were trying to determine a motive for the shootings, according to police spokesman Sgt. Chris Britt.

“At least two suspects, we don’t have a description on them, went into the bank. This call came out as a robbery,” Britt said. “They’re trying to determine if this actually was a robbery or what was going on.”

Amid the search for suspects, police surrounded a Fort Worth house while awaiting a search warrant. Further details weren’t released.

MedStar Mobile Healthcare spokesman Matt Zavadsky said three women were shot and suffered serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Two women were taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, while the third woman was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, according to Zavadsky. Names of the victims were not immediately released.

The bank is in a stand-alone building on the west side of Fort Worth, along a commercial boulevard that’s near the city’s well-known arts and cultural district.

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