Police: Search for suspects who shot 3 employees at Texas bank

Police respond to Veritex bank in Fort Worth after three employees were shot there Thursday morning

CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Last Updated Jul 19, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

FORT WORTH -- Three female employees were shot and wounded at a Fort Worth Bank Thursday morning, reports CBS Dallas/Fort Worth. Fort Worth police say officers responded to the Veritex Bank around 9:20 a.m. The FBI said later that an attempted robbery occurred and no money was taken.

During a press conference, police said two suspects went into the bank with weapons drawn and then shots were fired. Police are still searching for the suspects, but do not have descriptions available. The FBI says it became aware of a potential vehicle associated with the robbery and are investigating.

The three women are in serious condition but have non-life-threatening injuries, MedStar EMS personnel tell CBS DFW. Two women were transported to John Peter Smith hospital while the other was sent to Harris Methodist.

Police say the bank was open at the time, but they do not know if any customers were inside at the time of the shooting.

"Obviously, this was early in the morning, traffic going up and down the streets here. If anybody in the area saw anything unusual, vehicles leaving the scene, any people running from the area that seems odd ... if you saw anything that might seem unusual please give us a call," said Sgt. Chris Britt with Fort Worth PD.

The bank addressed Thursday's incident with a post on Facebook saying its "highest and greatest concern" is for its employees' "health and full recovery."

"All our employees are special to us and you never know what a day might bring to each of us, we just don't know, but we can be prepared! It is times like this that the Veritex family pulls together even closer," the bank wrote on Facebook. "We ask for prayers for a healthy and positive outcome for our three teammates which we believe is the best medicine."