Authorities release ID of suspect accused in State Fair of Texas shooting

The state fair had a delayed opening on Sunday and welcomed guests at 2 p.m.

DALLASUpdate (4 p.m., Sunday):

A suspect who was arrested in connection with a shooting at the State Fair of Texas Saturday night has been identified by Dallas police.

According to a report from WFAA, the suspect accused of shooting three people in the food court area of the tower building was identified as 22-year-old Cameron Turner.

Turner is charged with aggravated assault as of Sunday morning, WFAA reports. 

Dallas police said the three people who were shot and injured — two men and a woman — sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The state fair delayed opening on Sunday to 2 p.m. and urged visitors to remain vigilant.

“Safety is the number one priority of the State Fair of Texas... We ask that everyone remain ‘Fair Aware.’ If you see something that doesn’t look right on the fairgrounds, please say something to a uniformed police officer or State Fair Safety Team member,” fair officials said in a statement.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

Original:

A suspect is in custody after three people were shot and injured at the State Fair of Texas, according to Dallas police.

The incident happened around 7:45 p.m., Saturday, at the state fairgrounds.

Police said they received a report of an active shooter in the food court area of the tower building, prompting an evacuation of fair visitors.

A man pulled a gun and shot at another man, Dallas police told WFAA. Three people were hit by the gunfire. Their injuries were non-life-threatening.

The shooter ran from police but was soon taken into custody, WFAA reports. His identity hasn’t been released.

Authorities said the gun involved in the shooting has also been recovered.

Video obtained by KSAT shows chaos as fairgoers rushed to leave the park after reports of the shooting surfaced.

Police said they have identified all of the people involved in the shooting but further details are limited.

This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.


About the Author:

Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.