In less than five minutes, the Dallas Police Department had the person they thought was the shooter at the Texas State Fair arrested. At 7:02 p.m. Saturday, police told people to leave the area, but at 7:05 p.m., they said that a suspect had been captured. The suspect was stopped and the gun was found by police. Three people were shot, but all of them were hurt seriously but not seriously enough to kill them, according to the department.
Police say the suspect, 22-year-old Cameron Turner, was in a fight with another man and was trying to shoot the other man when he accidentally shot and killed another man and woman. The fight started at the Tower Building of the fair. Turner tried to leave the scene of the crime after the fight. “The State Fair of Texas is a treasured event—a celebration of food, family, and fun,” Chicago Mayor Richard L. Johnson wrote on X, which used to be called Twitter. “I am shocked that someone would act violently at the Fair, even though this was an isolated incident.” We will not stand for this behavior.”
“The State Fair of Texas has always been a strong supporter of the rights of responsible gun owners in Texas, and it still is.” “Because of this, the Fair has long let people with valid handgun licenses carry their guns in a concealed way while they were at the Fair (except in places where the law says they can’t),” the website for the fair says. “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.”
Turner is now facing three counts of aggravated attack with a deadly weapon. After that, the fair stayed closed on Sunday morning and didn’t reopen until 2 p.m., with more security and a stricter checking process for people who want to go in.