Three Injured in Shooting at State Fair, Prompting Evacuation

A shooting incident at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas on Saturday night resulted in three people sustaining non-life-threatening injuries and the subsequent evacuation of the fairgrounds, according to local law enforcement. The Dallas Police Department responded to the incident, which occurred around 7:45 p.m. in the fair’s food court.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the shooting was a result of a dispute between two individuals. One man reportedly opened fire on another, leading to three people being injured in the process. The current condition of the victims has not been disclosed.

Following the shooting, the suspect, whose identity has not been released, fled the scene. However, law enforcement officers were able to locate and apprehend him shortly after. A firearm, believed to have been used in the shooting, was also recovered by the police.

The Dallas Police Department confirmed the evacuation of the park through a social media post, stating that the measure was taken to facilitate the ongoing investigation. The State Fair of Texas corroborated this information, also confirming the evacuation and police investigation via a social media announcement.

Adam Bazaldua, a Dallas City Council member whose district encompasses the park where the incident took place, was briefed on the situation by Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax. Bazaldua revealed that the shooting involved two individuals who were acquainted with each other.

Eyewitness accounts of the incident were shared on social media, with videos showing groups of people fleeing the scene, running along sidewalks, and climbing over barriers in their haste to escape the area.