Woman Fires Handgun Inside Dallas Airport, Gets Shot by Police

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
July 25, 2022US News

A 37-year-old woman was shot by police after she allegedly fired a pistol inside Dallas Love Field Airport on Monday, said authorities.

Authorities told reporters that the woman, who was not identified, fired shots near the ticket counter and aimed at the ceiling.

A responding officer shot the woman in the lower extremities before the woman was taken to the hospital, Dallas Police Chief Edgardo Garcia said at a news conference. There were no other injuries, he said.

“At this point, we don’t know where exactly this individual was aiming,” Garcia said in reference to where the woman was allegedly shooting.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a ground stop at the airport over the incident, which reportedly sent crowds of people running for the exits. The Dallas Police Department wrote on Twitter that the Dallas Love Field Airport terminal was “secure” right before 1 p.m. ET.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) later said it was in the process of re-screening all travelers via the security checkpoint.

In elaborating, Garcia told WFAA that the woman was dropped off at the airport at around 11 a.m. local time. She then went inside a bathroom, changed clothes, exited the facility, and pulled out a handgun before she started firing. Most of the shots were directed in the air, Garcia said.

No further information is yet known about the woman’s motivation. Also unclear is who took her to the airport.

Witnesses described chaos after the shooting started.

“We were at the counter checking in and I was trying to check in and we heard someone yelling. And we looked up and we saw her walking down with guns up,” witness Judy Rawle told a Fox affiliate station. “And after talking with someone else, she was upset because her husband had got fired from somewhere and she was gonna start shooting us. And then the police came in and apparently she’s been injured is what I was told.”

Rawle said the woman was dressed in black. She fired between eight and 12 shots, the witness added.

Rockwall Police Chief Max Geron wrote on Twitter at about 11:20 a.m. that he “just got evacuated of Love Field after an apparent shooting.”

“Family is safe,” Geron tweeted. “TSA did a great job.”

A video posted to social media showed people hiding behind objects outside the airport.

“We are now outside in between the building and the tarmac and we’re just told there was a shooter and we are going to need to stay outside for a bit,” the user wrote.

Other details about the incident were not immediately provided.

From The Epoch Times

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