State Fair News
State Fair of Texas to delay opening following shooting near food court
The State Fair of Texas will open later than usual on Sunday October 15, following a shooting that took place at the fair the night before.
The Fair will open at 2 pm on Sunday, unless otherwise communicated by State Fair officials; it usually opens at 10 am.
According to the Dallas Police Department, the shooting took place at the Tower Building on Saturday October 14, at approximately 7:45 pm. The park was evacuated immediately.
A preliminary investigation by the DPD determined that one man shot at another man. Three people - two adult males and one adult female - ended up getting shot; all have non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect ran from the scene, but officers tracked him down and took him into custody.
A gun was also recovered.
Dallas Police arrested 22-year-old Cameron Turner and charged him with three counts of Aggravated Assault.
Dallas City Council member Adam Bazaldua
that, according to City Manager T.C. Broadnax, the shooting occurred in the food court, and was sparked from a conflict between two people who knew each other.
The State Fair's policy on weapons is confusing. The website states no weapons of any kind including firearms are permitted, but in the very next paragraph says that says concealed handguns are allowed if licensed. Those with a license to carry skip past ticket lines and are walked past the metal detectors to an officer at the gate who checks the license.