State Fair of Texas Evacuated After Shooting, 3 Injured, 1 Suspect In Custody

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UPDATE @ 11:21PM EST: Reported video of the suspect being taken into custody is making the rounds. Police say one person is in custody and three were injured.

UPDATE @ 10:54PM EST: According to the official State Fair of Texas website, concealed carry license holders are permitted to carry at the fair. In part, they say “A person holding a valid Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC), or a valid handgun license from a reciprocating state, is permitted to enter the Fair with his or her concealed handgun, provided that he or she thereafter fully complies with all applicable laws.”

UPDATE @ 10:49PM EST: Dallas Councilman Adam Bazaldua took to X to say that the incident was “a conflict between two people who knew each other.”

Fox 4 News confirmed that 3 people were injured in the shooting.

DALLAS, TEXAS — A shooting incident occurred at the State Fair of Texas shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday. The fair’s official account issued an Emergency Order and evacuated the fairgrounds.

Dallas police later confirmed one suspect is in custody, though the extent of injuries, if any, remains uncertain.

Videos depict chaotic scenes as attendees sought refuge, prompting authorities to advise people to steer clear of the area.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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