A gunman shot three folks, together with two first responders, on the Tri-State Truthful & Rodeo in Texas earlier than he was shot and wounded by sheriff’s deputies, authorities stated.
Simply earlier than 11 p.m. Monday, a person opened hearth on Potter County deputies working off-duty on the honest in Amarillo, Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas stated.
Thomas stated the “male suspect opened hearth on the deputies, putting a deputy and an off-duty firefighter, additionally working on the honest, and a bystander.” Deputies returned hearth, wounding the suspect.
A witness described the scene as “pure chaos” to KFDA-TV.
The deputy, firefighter and bystander had been transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening accidents, authorities stated. The suspected gunman was taken to the hospital with accidents that had been described as life-threatening.
Thomas didn’t determine any of the victims or the suspect. He didn’t supply a motive for the taking pictures, which is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.
Amarillo is about 365 miles northwest of Dallas.
The Tri-State Truthful might be closed till 4 p.m. Tuesday, in line with a press launch.
“All regular working hours will resume at the moment,” the announcement reads. “Extra safety measures might be in place at gates and on grounds. All walk-through site visitors must happen at Gates 1 & 4.”
The honest started on Sept. 16 and is anticipated to function by way of Sept. 24, in line with its web site.
Organizers carried out a “clear bag coverage” for attendees this yr.