Suspect still at large after setting Texas woman on fire
A Texas woman suffered life-threatening burns on 99 percent of her body after being lit on fire by another woman after an argument late Sunday night.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. inside a convenience store in Fort Worth. The suspect, who is still at large, doused the victim with “a flammable liquid” before lighting her on fire. A friend of the victim and a store employee, Alex Hilo, also suffered minor burns in the attack.
“It appears to be a targeted attack,” police spokesperson Tim Hardeman told KXAS-TV. “That’s what it looks like right now. This woman had some type of previous relationship prior to this incident.”
Hilo told the station he poured jugs of water from the store shelves on the victim after seeing what happened to her.
“All I saw was just fire,” Hilo said to KXAS. “Somebody threw something and lit someone on fire. It was a scary thing. All the top of her body [was burned]. Her hair, her face, everything was burned.”
Watch KXAS’ report on the attack, aired Monday morning, below.
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