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Police Shoot Gunman At Summer Camp In Texas

Duncanville, TX – Police fatally shot a man who opened fire on a summer camp facility in Duncanville early on Monday morning.

Duncanville police said there were 150 children attending camp at the Duncanville Fieldhouse at about 8:45 a.m. on June 13 when they received reports of an armed man firing shots at the facility, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Officers responded to the recreation facility located at 1700 South Main Street two minutes after the first 911 call.

Police entered the building and located the armed suspect with a gun, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Officers confronted the man and shot him inside the indoor sports and fitness venue.

The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Duncanville Mayor Barry Gordon said the town’s police officers had recently undergone active shooter training, WFAA reported.

“Our officers did not hesitate,” Gordon said. “They did what they were trained to do and saved lives.”

Police said they do not yet know whether the gunman was targeting someone or something specifically, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Police have not yet identified the gunman, nor have they identified the officer who shot him.

All of the children were evacuated from the field house after the shooting and reunited with their parents at a nearby recreation center, WFAA reported.

No children or police officers were hurt during the incident, according to the mayor.

Duncanville is located in Dallas County, about 30 miles east of Fort Worth, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

It is located about 350 miles from Uvalde, where 19 children and two teachers were massacred at Robb Elementary School on May 24 by an 18-year-old shooter.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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