Three individuals were injured, and a suspect is in police custody following a shooting at the State Fair of Texas on Saturday night. The incident prompted an ongoing investigation into the matter.
According to the Dallas Police Department, reports of the shooting were received at approximately 7:45 p.m., leading to the evacuation of the fairgrounds. Authorities swiftly arrested a suspect and later identified him as 22-year-old Cameron Turner, who now faces three counts of aggravated assault.
Preliminary information provided by the Dallas Police suggests that the shooter, believed to be a man, targeted another individual, resulting in injuries to three additional people at the Tower building. The gunman attempted to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended by law enforcement. Police also recovered a firearm during the incident.
The three victims, consisting of two adult males and one adult female, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and are currently in stable condition.
Dallas City Councilmember Adam R. Bazaldua of District 7 conveyed via Twitter that the shooting took place in the fair’s food court and was triggered by a conflict between individuals who were known to each other. He also called for meaningful gun legislation to enhance public safety, citing the need for responsible firearms regulations.
The State Fair of Texas announced via its official Twitter account that they would reopen on Sunday afternoon following the incident.