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Teens Killed in Weekend Shooting in Fort Worth Identified

No arrests, motive announced in fatal weekend shooting in Fort Worth

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Two teenagers fatally shot in Fort Worth early Saturday morning have been identified, according to police and the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

Police said officers were dispatched to a shooting at a house in the 1100 block of East Baltimore Avenue on Saturday but provided few other details.

The teenage victims were identified by the medical examiner Monday as 19-year-old Simieon Joseph, of Crowley, and 13-year-old Kory Smith, of Fort Worth.

According to the ME's reports, both were shot at the house on Baltimore Avenue.

Joseph, the medical examiner said, died of a gunshot wound to the back at about 12:40 a.m. Saturday and was deceased at the home.

Joseph's family told NBC 5 Monday that he graduated from Crowley High School last year and was pursuing a career in rap music.

"He was the life of the party," his mother Melody Joseph said. "It's something I would have never ever imagined to happen to him because he loved people. His friends would tell you he was a lovable person."

Joseph Family
Photos of Simieon Joseph shared by his family.

Smith was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head and died at about 8 p.m. Saturday, the ME said.

Smith's family told NBC 5 he was a 7th grader at Crowley Middle School.

Police have not released any other information about the investigation into the shootings. They have not revealed a motive and they have not named any suspects or announced any arrests in connection with the deaths.

Joseph's father Dexter said he has no idea about a motive either and called for an end to violent crimes.

"I wish gun violence would stop because it's taken way too many lives," he said. "It used to be you'd put on boxing gloves and fist fight. It's not that anymore. Guns, guns, guns."

Fort Worth police report 14 homicides so far this year compared to 12 at the same time last year.

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