Dallas Police Investigating Reports of Shooting at Love Field Airport

Update 12:30 CST: A Dallas Police officer engaged and shot a Female with a gun at a ticket counter. The officer did not kill her, she has been reportedly shot in the stomach area and is alive and at a local hospital.

Dallas Police on scene at an active shooting situation at Dallas Love Field Airport. (Credit: KDFW)
Dallas Police on scene at an active shooting situation at Dallas Love Field Airport. (Credit: KDFW)

A 37-year-old woman was dropped off at the airport at about 11:00 a.m. near the ticket counters in front of Southwest Airlines, went into a restroom and then exited the restroom wearing some sort of hoodie or different type of clothing than what she had on when she walked in, Dallas police Chief Eddie Garcia told reporters in an initial update. She then produced a handgun and began firing.

“At this point we don’t know where exactly this individual was aiming,” Garcia said, adding it appears she was aiming at the ceiling. An officer already in the area engaged with the woman, striking her in the lower extremities. The suspect was taken into custody and is currently in the hospital.

No other individuals were injured in the incident, other than the suspect shot by police. It is no longer an active situation, and no other passengers or people in the airport are victims, Garcia said.

TSA South West later said it was in the process of re-screening all travelers through airport security checkpoint.

“Understand that will take time, so be patient because number of passengers at checkpoint has just increased exponentially,” the agency tweeted.


Breaking: Dallas Police are reporting shots fired within Love Field Airport in Dallas.

Dallas Fire-Rescue confirmed that one person was transported from the airport to a hospital. They did not release information on who they were or their condition.

Photo From NBC DFW Live Stream (https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/gunshots-reported-at-dallas-love-field-dallas-police/3030817/)
Photo From NBC DFW Live Stream (https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/gunshots-reported-at-dallas-love-field-dallas-police/3030817/)

The Dallas Police have not released information on where the shooting was within the airport, but they have blocked off two entrances as of this moment.

TSA confirmed to people in the airport at multiple terminals that “the shooter was down” and then started evacuating people from the airport still.

All flights inbound to Dallas Love are currently being held at their departure location until 12:30 p.m., the FAA says. Planes that have landed are currently being held and taxied on the runway and are not proceeding to gates.

This is Breaking News. We will update further. 

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