Dallas Airport Shooting: At the Dallas Love Field Airport in Texas on Monday, a lady is believed to have fired numerous gunshots into the air before being shot by police and taken into custody, according to Dallas Police.
Let’s take a closer look at what happened.
What happened at Dallas love field Airport?
According to Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia, the incident started at around 11 a.m. when a 37-year-old lady entered the airport close to the ticket booths after arriving. He claimed that after she used the restroom, she came out wearing a hoodie, pulled out a gun, and started shooting, seemingly with the intention of hitting the ceiling. She was wounded in the lower extremities by responding police, who then arrested her and took her to the hospital.
The chief said that nobody else at the airport was hurt.
According to police, “the terminal is secure.”
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the airport has been the site of a ground stop.
According to its website, Dallas Love Field Airport is roughly six miles northwest of downtown Dallas and primarily serves Southwest Airlines.
According to Garcia, it’s unclear where the woman was directing her gunshots or what her motive might have been.
Social media users posted videos of individuals seeking shelter and crouched inside the airport after hearing instructions to “run” following the alleged gunfire event.
Motive Behind Dallas Airport Shooting
A man claimed to have been nearby when the lady pulled out a handgun and began firing in a conversation with NBC 5 on Monday afternoon.
The man said the woman mentioned her husband’s cheating and stated she had an announcement to make.
“She basically announced that her spouse was having an affair or whatever. And she essentially said that she was going to blow this thing apart. After saying that, she pulled a gun. The first shot she fired was in the air, and everyone essentially scattered “he claimed. “We were on the go. After that, there were 10 to 12 additional shots.”
Earlier I spoke with an eye witness who described what he and his wife saw inside at the ticketing counter. They said a woman said she was going to, “Make an announcement” then they saw her pull out a gun. @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/KSzsma0iJY
— Sophia Beausoleil (@SophiaNBC5) July 25, 2022
Suspect is identified as 37 year old woman, named Portia Odufuwa from Dallas.
Public Reaction to the shooting
As passengers fled, the event caused chaos at the airport. Michael Loewinsohn had just arrived at the airport from Denver on a trip when the incident happened. He was heading toward baggage claim.
In a Twitter Direct Message to CNN, Loewisohn said, “I witnessed a big quantity of people sprinting up from security checkpoint and people yelling ‘shooter’.” TSA agents hurried us out of a side entrance and immediately began running away from the building.
Several individuals can be seen seated on the ground between the building and the tarmac in a video shot by Loewinsohn. We have just been informed that there was a shooter, and we will need to wait outside for a while, Loewinsohn added.
@DallasLoveField 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. @SouthwestAir pic.twitter.com/zU7QLhFV4C
— Johnny Mojica (@johnnyamojica) July 25, 2022
Johnny Mojica told CNN that when he was at Gate 12 waiting for a flight, he noticed people rushing.
He told CNN that when a group of people ran while yelling “run,” “those of us who were sitting down (including myself) took cover at the end of our chairs.”
“Everything is peaceful and safe inside the airport,” he declared. A Southwest aircraft to San Antonio, Texas, is what Mojica says he is currently waiting to board. He said that announcements are being made by airport officials to assist customers in finding lost belongings that were lost amid the chaos. He said that everyone close to him was unharmed but shaken.
Dallas Airport Shooting Updates
Before 12:30 p.m., the Transportation Security Administration stated that agents at Love Field were “rescreening all passengers through the airport security checkpoint.”
According to sources, there may have been more injuries during the ensuing chaos, according to WFAA. At about 12:30 p.m., ambulances could be seen driving up to the airport.
As the number of people waiting to go through security “has simply increased exponentially,” the TSA pleaded with travelers to be patient.
The suspension was still in place for incoming flights as of 1 p.m.
According to a North Texas police chief, at least a portion of the airport was evacuated following the incident. Former Dallas Police Department commander and current Rockwall Police Chief Max Geron tweeted at around 11:20 a.m. that he had “just got evacuated of Love Field following an alleged gunfire.”
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