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State Fair of Texas evacuated after three black people shot at food court Saturday night, Dallas police say

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Gun Czar

Oct 16, 2023, 1:25:03 AM10/16/23
The shooter is a nigger.
Cameron Turner (Dallas PD)

DALLAS — The State Fair of Texas was evacuated Saturday night after
a shooting, police say.

State Fair officials pushed back the fair's Sunday opening to 2 p.m.
as a result.

The Dallas Police Department said that three people, two men and a
woman, were shot, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

A suspect, identified as 22-year-old Cameron Turner, was taken into
custody by police. As of Sunday morning, police said Turner has
been charged with aggravated assault.

According to police, the shooting happened at the food court in Fair
Park's Tower Building.

DPD Sr. Cpl. Melinda Gutierrez said police responded to the scene at
about 7:45 p.m.

Sources told WFAA that a detective who was investigating the scene
spoke to witnesses of the incident who said they saw a male shoot a
gun in the food court and then run away from the scene.

Sources also confirm that DPD officials reviewed surveillance video
that allegedly showed the suspect shooting one of the victims as the
victim approached him at the scene.

Sources tell WFAA that police identified Turner as the only shooter
in the footage.

At the scene of the shooting, police later found shell casings and
two handguns, sources said.

After he was detained at Fair Park, sources said Turner was taken to
Dallas Police Headquarters, where he spoke with detectives after
having been read his Miranda Rights. Sources said Turner told police
he was in the food court to get a drink when he saw a group of
people approaching him, felt threatened and fired his weapon out of

Sources told WFAA that Turner claimed to police that he was aiming
at the ground when he fired his weapon toward the group approaching
him. He then ran out of the food court, sources said, and was only a
short distance away when he was detained and handcuffed.

State Fair officials told WFAA on Sunday that Turner did not have a
license to carry, which would have allowed him to legally have a
concealed handgun on fairgrounds, according to the fair's website.
At this time, it's not clear how the gun was allowed into the fair.

Police sources said detectives also spoke to the three victims while
they were in the hospital.

According to sources, the victims told detectives that they didn't
see anyone shooting at them. One of the victims allegedly said they
couldn't remember what happened at the fair, sources said.
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