Terrified passengers hide under chairs at Dallas Love Field Airport after female shooter opens fire in baggage area
- A shooter, 37, ‘shot into the air’ in the baggage check in area of the airport
- Terrified passengers were seen hiding under chairs following the chaos
- A police officer at the scene then engaged with the female shooter – injuring her
- She was taken to Parkland Hospital, where she remains following the active shooting. The suspect was the only person injured, police confirmed
Terrified passengers were seen hiding under chairs at Dallas Love Field Airport in Texas after reports of an active shooter.
The shooter, a 37-year-old woman, fired several shots into the air in the baggage check in area of the airport just before 11am this morning.
A police officer at the scene confronted the woman – shooting and injuring her.
She was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where she remains following the active shooting, while the Federal Aviation Administration grounded all flights at the airport.
Dallas Chief of Police Eddie Garcia said that the 37-year-old woman went into the restroom at the airport before emerging with a gun and firing most of the shots at the ceiling.
Police are investigating the scene today after a shooter allegedly ‘fired into the air’ in the baggage check in area of the airport
Passengers were seen ducking to the ground in the active shooting
Police are investigating reports of a shooting at the airport. Stock image of Dallas Love Field Airport in Texas
The only person injured was the suspect, police said. They confirmed that the terminal ‘is secure at this time.’
It’s not yet know what her motivation was.
One witness, posting a video of the chaotic scenes on social media, wrote: ‘What just happened?
‘A group of people were running and yelling ‘run’ and we all immediately took cover. Nothing has been communicated to us.
‘Everything seems to be calm now. It was most certainly a scary experience for all.’
Another witnesses said: ‘Shots were fired in the air. People began to take cover and run. Within minutes Dallas PD handled the situation. I don’t believe anyone, but the shooter was injured.’
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