After a shooting left three people injured at the Texas State Fair on Saturday night, one suspect has been taken into custody.
At around 7:45 p.m. local time on Saturday, a gunshot occurred close to the food court of the Dallas State Fair, according to Dallas police. Three victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. According to the preliminary inquiry, one man shot at another man.
After fleeing the area, the shooter was apprehended. Police stated that the inquiry is still ongoing despite the recovery of a gun.
Around 8 p.m. local time on Saturday, the State Fair of Texas announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, that it was removing visitors from the park as a result of the incident. It will now open on Sunday with a delay.
Adam Bazaldua, a member of the Dallas City Council, said that a dispute between two acquaintances was the cause of the shooting. He also made a pitch for tougher gun control legislation in Texas based on the incident.
“I have been updated by the City Manager about a shooting that occurred in The State Fair of Texas food court tonight, sparked from a conflict between two people who knew each other. Three people were injured and the shooter is in DPD custody. The park is being evacuated for everyone’s safety,” he wrote on X.
I have been updated by the City Manager about a shooting that occurred in The State Fair of Texas food court tonight, sparked from a conflict between two people who knew each other. Three people were injured and the shooter is in DPD custody. The park is being evacuated for…
— Adam R. Bazaldua (@AdamBazaldua) October 15, 2023
“It’s one thing to have a right to bear arms, it’s another to have legislation, like permit-less carry, that makes it easier for senseless acts of gun violence like this to be carried out in our state. I wish our Republican friends in Austin would pass meaningful gun legislation to help our constituents feel safe in public,” he continued.
According to the website, persons who possess valid handgun licences are permitted to carry their firearms “while attending the Fair.” The suspect’s licence status or the type of weapon he was carrying were not disclosed by the authorities.