Deadly Shooting Forces Forney ISD to Cancel Classes at Two Campuses

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The Kaufman County Sheriff's Office is investigation the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found Wednesday morning near two Forney ISD schools.

Deputies responded at about 3:15 a.m. to the 6100 block of Falcon Way after a passerby called to report a person in the roadway who they thought had been hit by a vehicle.

When officers arrived, they found a man in his 20s who had been shot several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has not been identified, but the sheriff's office said he has no connection with the Forney Independent School District.

The sheriff's office said there was no drug or gang connection with the shooting or any connection with other shootings in the county.

No information was available Wednesday afternoon about a possible suspect.

In response to the shooting, Forney ISD canceled all Wednesday classes and morning activities at nearby North Forney High and Smith Intermediate.

According to Forney ISD, law enforcement agencies were investigating the shooting in an area that blocked a large part of the roadway around both campuses.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting should call Inv. Hempel at 972-932-9789 or email Anonymous tips can be made by calling Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-847-7522.

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